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Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC)

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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.



District Vacancies

Congressional Districts include educator, parent, community, and student representatives.  See below for current district vacancies.  Interested stakeholders complete the application and submit it to the GE-SAC Membership Committee in late fall.  Applications are reviewed, and selected applications are forwarded to the State Board of Education (SBE) in the spring for approval.  Once appointed by the SBE, a 3 year term begins in July.



Congressional Districts

Colorado Congressional Districts

Congressional District Members

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

2022 - 2023 Scheduled Meetings and Approved Minutes:

October 10, 2022

December 12, 2022

February 6, 2023

May 8, 2023

GE-SAC Minutes

2021-2022 Quarterly Meetings

2020-2021 Quarterly Meetings


2019-2020 Quarterly Meetings

2018-2019 Quarterly Meetings

Resources for GE-SAC

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