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Purpose of the Advisory Council

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children was established by the Missouri legislature in 2013 to provide advice to the Commissioner of Education regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the State Board of Education relating to the education of gifted and talented children. The legislation governing the Council is Chapter 161 of the Missouri Revised Statutes, Section 161.249.

Meeting Notice

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  The meeting will be held after the Gifted Association of Missouri's Capitol Action Day, beginning at approximately 12:00 noon in the 6th Floor Commissioner's Conference Room, Jefferson State Office Building, 205 Jefferson Street, Jefferson City, MO 65102.  The meeting will continue until 3:00 pm.  (For more information on GAM's Capitol Action Day, visit the Gifted Association of Missouri's website.)  The agenda will be posted closer to the meeting date.

Gifted Advisory Council 2019 Report

The Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children has completed its 2019 Report and will be presenting information to the State Board of Education at the October 22 meeting. The focus of the report is threefold:

  1. Updating state data about gifted students and programs
  2. Reviewing progress on recommendations from the Council’s previous reports
  3. Reconsideration of recommendations

Please feel free to download the 2019 Annual Report and share this information with other individuals and groups interested in gifted education in Missouri. 

Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for appointment to the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children are now being accepted. The application can be found in the Quick Links' section of this web page.  Candidates must be residents of Missouri and have an interest in and experience with gifted and talented children. All appointments are for four-year terms. The deadline for applications is May 31. All applications, including those for reappointment, will be given to the Commissioner in June. The Commissioner of Education makes appointments in August for terms that begin in September.  

For more information, contact Christine Nobbe.
Phone:  (573) 751-7754

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