The LCAP Advisory Committee has heard consistently from the community that counseling and advisement is critically needed, especially at the middle school level to help students to prepare for high school; and at the high school level to help students and parents to prepare for college. Counselors are particularly helpful to the LCFF target populations and other students with greater needs.

The Committee members intend also to explore the need for counselors and social workers who can advise and support students with mental health needs.