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Advisory Groups

The State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education

Published: 6/16/2020 1:51 PM

Purpose: The State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, as mandated by KRS 158.648, was abolished by Executive Order on June 16, 2017 and re-created for the purpose of making recommendations regarding the provision of educational services for gifted and talented students in the Commonwealth.

Membership: The State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education is comprised of 15 members, including an ex-officio, non-voting designee of the Commissioner of Education, the Education Professional Standards Board, the School Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability Council, and the president of the Council on Postsecondary Education. The Governor shall appoint the following 11 voting members, who shall possess specific experience or background in the areas of gifted and talented education:
• One elementary teacher
• One middle or high school teacher
• One gifted and talented program coordinator
• One parent of a gifted or talented child
• One science, technology, engineering, or mathematics teacher
• One arts and humanities teacher
• One school counselor or psychologist
• One superintendent or district assessment coordinator
• One faculty member of a private postsecondary institution
• One faculty member of a public postsecondary institution
• One member at-large who shall not be an active educator

April Pieper
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
Division of IDEA Implementation and Preschool
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970 Ext. 4519
Fax (502) 564-6470

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