Gooding Joint School District No. 231
Gifted and Talented Program
The term “gifted and talented” means students who are identified as possessing demonstrated or potential abilities that give evidence of high performing capabilities in intellectual, creative, specific academic or leadership areas, or the ability in the performing or visual arts and require children of outstanding abilities who are capable of high performance and require services or activities not ordinarily provided by the District in order to fully develop such capabilities.
By law, the District is required to provide for special instructional needs of gifted and talented children enrolled in the District. The Board, in conjunction with the Superintendent and staff, shall develop the State required plan for the District’s gifted/talented program. The Plan shall include a philosophy statement, definition of giftedness, program goals, program options, identification procedures, and a program evaluation. The District’s initial plan was submitted to the Department of Education on October 17, 2017. Pursuant to State Board mandate, the Plan will be updated every three (3) years.
The Board designates the Superintendent to be responsible for development, supervision, and implementation of the District’s gifted and talented program. Such program shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills;
- Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
- Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
- Development of originality and
The Superintendent shall establish procedures consistent with State guidelines for screening, nominating, assessing, and selecting children of demonstrated achievement, or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability and academic aptitude.
Legal Reference: I.C. § 33-201 School Age
I.C. § 33-2001 Definitions
I.C. § 33-2003 Responsibility of school districts for education of gifted/talented children
IDAPA 08.02.03.999 Gifted and Talented Programs
Policy History: Adopted on: 5/8/12 Revised on: Reviewed on: 2/9/21