Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students [8 VAC 20 ‑ 40]
Action Revision of regulations school divisions must meet in their gifted education programs, K - 12
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 9/26/2008
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7/20/08  12:37 pm
Commenter: Kathleen Owen, Ph.D.

Do not compromise the funding or oversight of the gifted program

I am a parent of two children who have already benefited from the gifted program in Fairfax County, and we have another child who is likely to enter the system in another year.  The gifted program serves a unique yet vital need for children who would languish in a mainstream classroom.  The gifted program has enabled them to thrive.  We need to maintain the quality ensured by DoE oversight, as well as protect the funding necessary for the gifted program to succeed.



Kathleen Owen, Ph.D.