Because of a desire to serve our students more effectively and appropriately and in anticipation of changing state rules about serving gifted students, we have established a workgroup to review our current service model and develop a proposal for a new or modified service model for the 2015-2016 school year. This group is comprised of parents, building principals, classroom teachers, gifted coordinators, and district department representatives from all parts of the city.
The group met weekly during October and November as part of this process. The plan outline formed through group consensus has now been sent on to district administrators for consideration. Once vetted by the administration for feasibility, it will be presented to the public via this site and to the board of education before any implementation occurs. While the group was limited in size in order to maximize our time together, it was not meant to exclude the input of others. The purpose of this page is to share the work that occurred and maintain updates as the process moves forward.
The group recently presented our proposal to the Columbus City Schools Board of Education on February 3, 2015. A PDF version of the slides can be found in the Downloads section.