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  2:09 pm
Commenter: Vonda Peterson, parent of 3 GT Center students in Fairfax County

Do not change GT regulations

Peer review, 5 year plans, DOE oversight and dedicated funding for GT programs are vital to the integrity of the gifted programs.  Without these regulations, gifted education will become inconsistent and weakened.  Gifted students’ needs can not be met in a regular classroom.  These children need and deserve the enrichment, challenges and motivation provided by a gifted curriculum.