Disagreement Procedures

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    If there is a disagreement with a decision regarding gifted identification/programing, please follow the following procedures:

    Step 1:  Communicate with the school’s Gifted Education Facilitator, classroom teacher, and/or building administrator to try to resolve the issue.  If no resolution can be made, a formal appeal process may be initiated in writing by the parent/guardian addressing the specific reason for the appeal.   

    Step 2:  The appellant will meet with the Gifted Review Team to review data relative to the decision.  Appellants or members of the committee may introduce new information, clarify inaccuracies, review decisions, and determine a future course of action.  If no resolution can be made, the appellant will meet with the District Gifted & Talented Director/Coordinator.

    Step 3:  A written appeal that includes any additional information may be submitted to the District’s Gifted and Talented Director/Coordinator to review the decision.  If necessary, the GT Director/Coordinator will collaborate with appropriate district administration to review the appeal.  The appellant will be notified in writing of the administrative decision. 

    Step 4:  If the appellant feels that there is additional information that may change the decision n, they may request the Board of Education to review the decision by writing to the Superintendent.  The Superintendent, Executive Cabinet, and/or Board of Education will review the appeal, consult with necessary parties, and make a final determination.