By Keri Luiz
What do Benicia High School counselors do? Given the school’s population of more than 1,500, perhaps the best description is “too much,” Benicia Unified School District trustees learned Thursday.
Trustees heard a report that illuminated the role of the school’s three counselors, Kathleen Wallace, Justin Keppel and Heidi Mejias.
The counselors help students with enrollment, schedule changes, and of course, preparing to apply to college.
Keppel meets with students whose last names begin with A-F, Mejias G-O, and Wallace P-Z. Each meets with students in all four grade levels twice a year, Wallace told the board, not counting “drop ins” by students and parents and email and phone communications.