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In 1984, the Colorado State Board of Education (SBE) created the Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC) to advise the SBE concerning all aspects of gifted student education. The GE-SAC was further codified into law in 2014 and is referenced in the Colorado Revised Statutes [C.R.S. 22-20-203(3)].


The Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC):

  • Provides information to the State Board of Education concerning ongoing and emergent needs and issues related to the education of gifted students in Colorado such as:
    • Issues relevant to gifted student learning and growth
    • GE-SAC response to timely topics which may impact gifted students or families of gifted students
    • Results of studies or research of issues related to gifted student education
    • Recommendations to the SBE for improvements and advocacy in gifted student education
  • Maintains Standing Committees that facilitate efficient and effective work practices: Communication, Legislative and Membership
  • Retains and advocates for a diverse SAC membership that represents stakeholders from the 8 Congressional Districts, representing parents, educators, business, and students so that voices from stakeholders from across the state are heard and equitably considered
  • Fosters participation that provides perspective, voice, inquiry and thinking toward influencing positive action and knowledge for gifted student education

The SBE appoints members to the GE-SAC on an annual basis for a three-year term. The GE-SAC meets 4-5 times per year, typically from 9 am - 3 pm, at a metro location. Subcommittees of GE-SAC may hold additional meetings by web or face-to-face. Members are reimbursed for travel costs.


GE-SAC Membership Roster

For more information, please contact a GE-SAC member from your congressional district.

2023 - 2024 Scheduled Meetings and Approved Minutes:

October 16, 2023

December 11, 2023

February 12, 2024

May 13, 2024

July 15 - 16, 2024 Retreat

Gifted Education State Advisory Committee Vacancies - application window now open

2024 - 2027 term vacancies

Congressional District 1 - Parent, Student
Congressional District 2 - Student
Congressional District 3 - Educator, Community, Student
Congressional District 4 - Parent, Community, Student
Congressional District 5 - Parent, Community, Student
Congressional District 6 - Educator, Student
Congressional District 7 - Community, Student
Congressional District 8 - Community, Student
Congressional Districts include educator, parent, community, and student representatives.  Applications are due no later than December 8, 2023.  Applications are reviewed, and selected applicants will be notified once your name is forwarded to the State Board of Education (SBE) in the spring for approval. Applicants will be invited to observe a GE-SAC meeting in the spring. Once appointed by the SBE, a three year term begins in July for all members, except students who will serve one year. View FlyerApplication

Colorado Congressional District Information

Resources for GE-SAC

GE-SAC Archived Minutes

2022-2023 Quarterly Meetings

2021-2022 Quarterly Meetings

Note: If you are not able to access the resources or need additional support, please contact the Office of Gifted Education Program Administrator.