Legislative Updates

Advocacy 2017: Facts To Tell Our Story. Know It. Use It.
Posted on November 08, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Download this infographic as a PDF here: SP Infographic.10.10

See the NC School Psychologists 2017-18 Fact Sheet for more info. It also works as a great advocacy tool when talking to legislators and other stakeholders!
Are you interested in going to a NASP training for FREE?
Posted on September 14, 2017 by Digital Media Committee Chair
Are you interested in going to a NASP training for FREE? The NCSPA Legislative and Public Policy (LPP) Committee is actively recruiting School Psychologists in NC interested in leading advocacy efforts within NCSPA through collaboration. If you have an interest in learning how to support advocacy and build on to the existing advocacy efforts within NCSPA, please consider joining. As an incentive, NCSPA will sponsor 2 current NCSPA members to attend the NASP Public Policy Institute (PPI) in Washington, DC in July 2018, a 3-day event. Sponsorship includes the PPI conference fee, hotel, meals, and transportation expenses. Please visit the NASP website for more information. Afterwards, you will have new skills and serve on the NCSPA board to continue advocating within your profession and be able to apply these skills directly to your work and within your school district. This position is applicable for NCSP certification and is applicable to your performance appraisal. Please email Leigh Kokenes (leighkokenes@gmail.com) OR Mary Whitehouse (maryhwhitehouse@gmail.com) if you are interested in learning more details about this opportunity for leadership and advocacy.
School Psych Advocacy!
Posted on April 27, 2016 by Digital Media Committee Chair
School psychologists from the South Piedmont who attended the public comments for ESSA at Mallard Creek High in Charlotte, N.C. are pictured with Dr. June Atkinson.
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Key Points to Share with Legislators
Posted on March 20, 2016 by LPP Committee
Dear NCSPA Members, Please review these current key points about our field.  We encourage you to share these with your local legislators to educate them about our roles in the schools and the challenges we face to carry out those roles.  For additional information, please see this month's Lobbyist Loft.
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See previous “Lobbyist Loft” posts from recent monthly issues of the NCSPA Newsletter: