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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9/24/08  8:50 am
Commenter: Suzanne Forehand, Virginia Beach Gifted Resource Teacher

Do not adopt the proposed regulations

As a parent of a gifted student , former Gifted Cluster Teacher, and current Gifted Resource Teacher, I have seen our city's gifted program in various models and stages.    In Virginia Beach, the present approach to gifted education far surpasses the previous approaches.   I am adamantly opposed to the proposed changes.  If the proposal is adopted, I foresee the demise of  gifted education in our city, if not our state.