PA 17-82—sSB 911
AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
SUMMARY: This act requires the education commissioner to designate a State Department of Education (SDE) employee, preferably with experience working with gifted and talented students, to be responsible for giving local and regional boards of education, as well as parents and guardians of these students, information and assistance relating to awareness about, identification of, and services for gifted and talented students.
It also requires SDE to develop guidelines for providing school services to gifted and talented students, which SDE must make available to local and regional boards of education by January 1, 2018. The guidelines must include best practices for (1) addressing the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of these students and (2) providing teacher training and professional development.
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2017