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Welcome to the Florida Gifted Network website! We are a group of parents, educators, and community members working to improve the education of Florida’s gifted children. Here you will find access to important state information, gifted education resources, advocacy tools, and a network of support.

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The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) announced on January 28th, 2016 that the Gifted Rule (Rule 6A-6.03019, Special Instructional Programs for Students who are Gifted) is under revision. The proposed Rule will change the definition and eligibility criteria of gifted in Florida. Experts in Florida are currently looking at the implications of this Rule and are concerned. Stay tuned as more information will be forthcoming so you may take action as appropriate. February 12 is the response deadline with an on-line webinar.

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The Florida Gifted Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of the Internal Revenue Code. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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Jennifer Martin

Jennifer Martin

President

 

Carolyn Hutchins

Carolyn Hutchins

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Audrey Borden

Audrey Borden

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Trish Seres

Trish Seres

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Important Additional Information on the Gifted Rule

The Florida Statutes 1003.01 state
(3)(a) "Exceptional student" means any student who has been determined eligible for a special program in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education." So if the proposed gifted rule is passed by the Board of Education, then gifted will no longer be deemed a "special program" per the proposed rule. Per statute, if gifted is not identified as a special program in the rule, then gifted will no longer be mandated in Florida and the funding disappears. If districts are no longer mandated to serve the gifted, then the possibility exists that NO CHILDREN will be served. At FGN we care about ALL gifted children and want to make sure both the funding AND the mandate for providing a program remain.
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