You can’t be everywhere at once! CASP is there, in Sacramento and beyond, when you can’t be. Read on for information about our current advocacy efforts and how you can become a stronger advocate for yourself and your students.
It’s no secret, we have an advocacy agenda – also known as legislative priorities. Our board-approved legislative priorities help us focus our advocacy efforts on the issues most important to school psychologists.
California legislators propose thousands of bills every session. See where CASP stands on the latest bills that impact school psychologists and the students we serve.
CASP’s legislative priorities and positions are recommended by our legislative committee and approved by our board. The school psychologists serving on the committee are subject matter experts in a wide array of issues. Committee members also work closely with our advocates and Executive Director to attend meetings, give presentations, and ensure school psychologists are well-represented in California’s legislature. Interested in joining the committee?
Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative
The Children and Youth Behavioral Health Initiative was created as a result of the State budget surplus in 2021. The initiative aims to reimagine California’s behavioral health system serving children and youth from ages 0-25. Team CASP has been there every step of the way to represent school psychologists as the initiative takes shape.
Pursuant to the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 and provisions contained in lobbying tax laws, CASP is required to inform members that 14% of your dues payment is non-deductible as an “ordinary and necessary” business expense. Contributions of gifts to CASP are not tax deductible as charitable contributions. However, they may be tax deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.