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Does the instructional staff need to have 100% g/t-identified students in their classroom to be paid from the gifted and talented funding?

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It does not matter how many identified students are in a teacher's classroom if the class is a part of the general curricular program offered in the school. gifted and talented funding is not to supplant the responsibilities of the general fund. The gifted funding is to provide for the needs of identified students beyond those provided by the regular program. Specific subject teachers (mathematics. sciences. social sciences. art. music. etc.) are expected to be able to teach the grade levels and expectations of students at their endorsed levels (elementary, secondary or K-12). Funding follows the need to the identified student when your school has no other options and additional services, materials, and resources are needed to meet their needs.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 19, 2014 at 6:37am.