Missouri State Senate

Introduced

SB 193 – This act requires the State Board of Education to designate a staff person in charge of educational programs for gifted and talented children. The State Board of Education may also perform other administrative functions regarding education of gifted and talented children, as described in the act. (Section 161.248)

This act creates the Advisory Council on the Education of Gifted and Talented Children. The Council will have seven members appointed by the Commissioner of Education. Members will serve for a term of four years, with the initial appointments of shorter lengths to stagger the council's membership. The Commissioner of Education must consider recommendations for membership from organizations of educators and parents of gifted and talented children. Members must be Missouri residents and selected based on their knowledge and experience with the education of gifted and talented children.

The Commissioner must seek the advice of the council regarding all rules and policies to be adopted by the State Board of Education relating to the education of gifted and talented children. The State Board must appoint a staff member to be a liaison to the council and must also provide necessary clerical support and assistance to the council. (Section 161.249)

This act is substantially similar to HB 1595 (2012) and HB 1596 (2012).

MICHAEL RUFF

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