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Kentucky Department of Education Gifted and Talented Assurances

Gifted and Talented Assurances

 

  1. The local school district has in operation and available for public inspection local board approved policies and procedures which address each requirement in 704 KAR 3:285 (Sections 1-10), the administrative regulation for programs for the gifted and talented, and are consistent with KRS 157.200, 157.224, 157.230 and 703 KAR 4:040.

  2. The local school district adheres to the definitions in Section 1 of 704 KAR 3:285 for primary through grade twelve (12).

  3. The local school district has adopted policies and procedures for the identification and diagnosis of gifted characteristics, behaviors, and talent and determination of eligibility for services, primary through grade twelve (12) consistent with 704 KAR 3:285. (Section 3)

  4. The local school district has implemented a procedure to obtain information related to the interests, needs, and abilities of an identified student from her/his parent or guardian for use in determining appropriate services and notifies a parent or guardian annually of services included in her/his child’s gifted and talented student services plan and specific procedures to follow in requesting a change in services. (Section 3)

  5. The local school district has adopted a procedure for determining eligibility for services primary through grade twelve (12). (Section 4)

  6. The local school district conducts an annual program evaluation process.The local school district has ensured that school personnel report to a parent or guardian the progress of her/his child related to the gifted and talented student services plan at least once each semester. (Section 5)

  7. The local school district provides articulated primary through grade twelve (12) multiple service delivery options.No single service option exists alone, districtwide, at a grade level. (Section 6)

  8. A comprehensive framework or course of study for children and youth, primary through grade twelve (12), who are diagnosed as possessing gifted characteristics, behaviors and talent is based on a district or school’s curricula required to meet the goals established in KRS 158.6451. (Section 7)

  9. A school has differentiated, replaced, supplemented, or modified curricula to facilitate high level attainment of the learning goals established in KRS 158.6451 and assists students identified as gifted and talented to further develop their individual interests, needs, and abilities. (Section 7)

  10. The local school district has ensured that direct services to students identified as demonstrating gifted and talented behaviors and characteristics are provided by professionally qualified and certified personnel as required by the Education Professional Standards Board. (Section 8)

  11. State funds for gifted education are used specifically for direct services to students who are gifted and talented. Direct services to students identified as demonstrating gifted and talented behaviors and characteristics are provided by professionally qualified and certified personnel as required by the Education Professional Standards Board.Seventy-five (75) percent of the district’s gifted education allocation is used to employ properly certified personnel to provide direct instructional services. (Section 9)

  12. The district has designated a gifted education coordinator to oversee the district gifted education operation, serve as liaison between the district and the state, ensure internal compliance with state statutes and administrative regulations, administer and revise the gifted education program budget, and submit to the Kentucky Department of Education for approval as an amendment any local district budget decision change causing a major or significant adjustment, thereby, impacting state funds for gifted education after the annual submission of the local district education plan. (Section 9)

  13. State funding is contingent upon employing properly certified personnel to administer and teach in the program, the annual submission of the local district gifted education year-end report, a summative evaluation of the program and student progress, and complying with this administrative regulation. (Section 9)

  14. The local school district has established a districtwide grievance procedure through which a parent, guardian or student may resolve a concern regarding the appropriate and adequate provision of talent pool services or services addressed in a formally identified student’s gifted and talented student services plan. (Section 10)