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General Assembly

Amendment

 

January Session, 2017

LCO No. 6442

   
 

*SB0091106442SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. BOUCHER, 26th Dist.

SEN. SLOSSBERG, 14th Dist.

REP. FLEISCHMANN, 18th Dist.

REP. LAVIELLE, 143rd Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 911

File No. 306

Cal. No. 167

"AN ACT CONCERNING SERVICES FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS. "

Strike everything after the enacting clause and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2017) The Commissioner of Education shall designate an employee of the Department of Education, preferably an employee who has experience working with gifted and talented students, to be responsible for providing information and assistance to local and regional boards of education and the parents or guardians of students. Such information and assistance shall relate to awareness about, identification of and the provision of services to, gifted and talented students.

Sec. 2. (Effective July 1, 2017) The Department of Education shall develop guidelines regarding the provision of services to gifted and talented students in schools. Such guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to, best practices for (1) addressing the intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students in schools, and (2) providing educator training and professional development relating to gifted and talented students. Not later than January 1, 2018, the department shall make such guidelines available to local and regional boards of education. "

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2017

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2017

New section