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Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC)

Purpose

In 1984, the Colorado State Board of Education (SBE) created the Gifted Education State Advisory Committee (GE-SAC) to assist in the improvement of gifted education. The GE-SAC advises 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)].

Main Function

  • 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
    • 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 SAC membership that represents stakeholders from the 7 Congressional Districts, representing parents, educators, business, and students
  • 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 three-year terms beginning in the fall of that year. 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.

Values: Honor Voice, Support, Action

  • We include the voices from all stakeholders to ensure diverse perspectives are heard and equitably considered
  • We advocate for differentiated support for administrative units and their gifted students based upon diverse local and regional needs
  • We utilize a holistic student-based approach to support the development of the whole child, balancing their academic, social, and economic career needs

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

 

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