Gifted Advisory Council
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.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Gifted Advisory Council 2017 Report
The Advisory Council of the Education of Gifted and Talented Children has completed its 2017 Report and will be presenting information to the State Board of Education at the May meeting. The focus of the report is fourfold:
(1) updating state data about gifted students and programs;
(2) reviewing progress on approved recommendations from the Council’s 2015 report;
(3) reconsideration of recommendations that were not approved from our first report; and
(4) presenting new recommendations for 2017 meeting.
Please feel free to download the report and share this information with other individuals and groups interested in gifted education programs 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. Please contact David Welch if you have any questions.
For more information, contact David Welch.
Phone: (573) 751-7754