Are we ready yet to acknowledge we need a middle school counselor?
Are we ready to make the decision and invest in at least one full-time qualified and experienced counselor?
Is the Payson Unified School District administration ready to dig through the budget and find the money?
Are you ready to move forward, advertise, interview and hire? After the academic year has started certainly isn’t an ideal time to do this, but it’s the position PUSD administration has put the middle school in.
If any citizen in this town or PUSD administrator isn’t yet ready, I suggest reading the last couple of Payson Roundups.
And how about initiating peer tutoring and a Parent-Teacher Organization at the middle school as well? Consider student learning and support options that don’t cost a penny, while you find the funds for the counselor position.