SCS/HCS/HB 637 - This act modifies provisions relating to gifted education.
This act prohibits school districts from determining whether a child is gifted based on the child's participation in an advanced placement course or international baccalaureate course. Whether a child is gifted must be determined using the statutory definition of "gifted children." (Section 162.720)
Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year and in each school year after that, if a district experiences a decrease in its gifted program enrollment of twenty percent or more from the previous school year, an amount equal to the product of the difference between the number of students enrolled in the gifted program in the current school year and the number of students enrolled in the gifted program in the previous school year multiplied by six hundred eighty dollars will be subtracted from the district's current year payment amount. (Section 163.031)
This act is similar to SB 290 (2015) and provisions contained in CCS#2/HCS/SCS/SB 172 (2015) and HCS/SB 113 (2015).