Spotlight On: School Support Staff and the Whole Child
In 2016, the State Board of Education (SBE) adopted the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model as a framework for supporting healthy behaviors and academic performance for students. In 2017-2018, there was one school counselor for every 370 students in North Carolina public schools. The American Counseling Association recommends a maximum ratio of one counselor for every 250 students.
In 2016-2017, there was one school nurse for every 1,073 students in North Carolina public schools. The National Association of School Nurses recommends a maximum ratio of one school nurse for every 750 students without special health needs.