School Psychology Advocacy

In this era of financial crisis, school districts around the state are coming under increasing budgetary pressures. We have already seen significant cuts to staff and programs in some of our more financially-strapped districts.  School psychologists have already been impacted by these cuts: we know of at least one school district which has already cut 40% of its school psychology staff.  

Due to these concerns as well as other issues, such as privatization and our limited opportunity to bill for Medicaid services, MASP has prepared a public relations/awareness campaign to assist you in promoting your role as a school psychologist and the value you bring to your school community.  

Consider sharing the following documents:

NASP Advocacy Action Center

  1. Visit The NASP Advocacy Page to find all of NASP's current Legislative alerts.
  2. Click on the blue title of one of these alerts, and this will bring you to a new page.
  3. Input your personal information in the pre-existing boxes to send the letter to Congress. The Advocacy Action Center will find your members of Congress automatically by your zip code.
  4. If you check the box "Remember me" at the bottom of the page , it will remember this information.
  5. Press "submit" on this page and a new page will appear with a draft subject line and message to e-mail to congress. You may keep this subject line and message or choose to edit it.
  6. When you are finished editing the letter, press "Submit" and you will receive a confirmation that your letter was sent.
  7. From the confirmation page, press "Back to main page" to return to the home page and submit the rest of the letters.

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