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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9/26/08  12:03 pm
Commenter: Upendra Pandey, Parent

Do not adopt proposed regulations to 8VAC20-40

Adopting these regulations would be a step back in gifted education.  As the parent of two children who participated in gifted programs throughout their K-12 years, I can attest to the fact that the current system works well in providing an environment conducive to excelling in academics. The proposed regulations, decreasing central oversight of this program, would severely hinder the progress made by these students.  Delocalization would lead to decreased funding and large discrepancies in quality of education among the state. A fully funded, high quality gifted program should be a privilege available in all areas.