Guidance department staff would like more time to spend with students


"It is sad to say I have not met with every single senior and every single freshman this year because of time constraints," says New Palestine High School counselor Michelle Long. "It really bugs me." (Kristy Deer / Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — High school guidance counselors throughout the county are in the midst of saying goodbye to the class of 2014. While  educators hope they’re sending  graduates off on the right path to their future, the truth is they just don’t know for certain.

A new report commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation finds that school counselors are not able to meet the range of students’ needs, due in large part to a stagnant system and a variety of situations often out of their control.

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