A new survey shows that Indiana has the 8th worst ratio in America when it comes to the number of students assigned to a single councilor.
Bill Stanczykiewicz with the Indiana Youth Institute and a frequent guest here on WIBQ says that Indiana has 530 students per student counselor.
Councilors are responsible for many things besides educational decisions like which college to go to and what to study.
They are also helping many students with personal problems and performing social work.
Stanczykiewicz says that a temporary solution for families is to not wait on the counselor but reach out to them and look for web sites like the one for the Indiana Youth Institute to get ideas and help.
Their site is iyi.org