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School Counselors Taking on Extra Duties

Missouri’s K-12 school counselors have been working to help students and staff deal with higher levels of stress and anxiety throughout the pandemic. Shari Sevier, with the Missouri School Counselor Association, says many counselors are trying to serve schools while also being given duties outside their expertise, like supervising recess and clerical work.

The program includes social-emotional, academic, and career development, grade transitioning, counseling, and crisis response. Missouri has about 16-hundred K-12 public and private school counselors.

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