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Gifted Advisory Committee

Purpose

  • Work to increase communication between parents and district special education administration
  • To provide input to APS Special Education Department of critical issues in special education currently affecting parents and students in the district 

The Advisory Committee Shall as Required by the New Mexico Administrative Code (NMAC):

  • Regularly review the goals and priorities of the gifted program, including the operational plans for student identification, evaluation, placement and service delivery.
  • Demonstrate support for gifted programs (within APS, this includes the school wide enrichment program models)
  • Provide information regarding the impact that cultural background, linguistic background, socioeconomic status and disability conditions within the community may have on the child's referral, identification, evaluation and service delivery process.
  • Advocate for children who are under-represented in receiving gifted services due to cultural or linguistic background, socioeconomic status. or disability conditions, in order to ensure that these children have equal opportunities to benefit from services for gifted students.
  • Meet three times per year at regular intervals.
  • Formal documentation of committee membership, activities and recommendations shall be maintained.  If proposals are made by the committee to address any of the purposes as listed in Subsection G(3) of 6.31.2.13 NMAC, they shall be submitted in writing to the district administration.  The administration shall respond in writing to any proposed actions before the next scheduled meeting of the advisory committee.

2020-2021 Meetings 

Virtual Meetings are scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

  1. September 21, 2020
  2. January 4, 2021
  3. April 5, 2021

Questions

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact the Special Education Department at  or Jill Vice, Exceptional Student District Specialist, at .