114. GIFTED EDUCATION - Pg.
114. GIFTED EDUCATION
16.1 et seq
Sec. 41.3, 16.4
In accordance with the Board's philosophy to develop the special abilities of each student, the District shall provide gifted education services and programs designed to meet the individual educational needs of identified students.
The district shall develop and implement a gifted education plan every six (6) years, as required by law and regulations. Prior to approval by the Board, the gifted education plan shall be made available for public inspection and comment in the district’s administrative offices for a minimum of twenty-eight (28) days.
The district’s gifted education plan shall address:
required by the Department of Education.
The Board may enter into a cooperative agreement with the Berks County Intermediate Unit #14 to provide gifted education services and programs.
The Board directs that the district’s gifted education program shall provide the following:
The district shall provide all required notices and information to parents/guardians of gifted students, document all consents and responses of parents/guardians, and adhere to all established timelines.
The district shall make the Permission to Evaluate form readily available to parents/guardians. If an oral request is made to an administrator or professional employee, s/he shall provide the form to the parents/guardians within ten (10) calendar days of the oral request.
The Board directs the Superintendent and designated administrators to annually assess the district’s delivery of gifted services and programs, in order to:
The district may make a written request to the Secretary of Education to waive the applicable caseload and class size maximums in extenuating circumstances.
Confidentiality of Student Records
All personally identifiable information regarding a gifted student shall be treated as confidential and disclosed only as permitted by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and its implementing regulations, State Board of education Regulations, and Board policy.
The Superintendent or designee shall annually conduct awareness activities to inform parents/guardians of school-aged children residing within the district of its gifted education services and programs, and how to request these services and programs.
Awareness activities may include providing written notice of the district's gifted education program through local newspapers, other media, student handbooks and the district website.
3. Delegation of
The Superintendent or designee shall develop administrative regulations to implement this policy.
School Code – 24 P.S. Sec. 1371
State Board of Education Regulations – 22 PA Code Sec. 4.13, 4.28, 11.12,
16.1 et seq.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act – 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1232g
Board Policy – 000, 100, 113, 216
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