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Is it allowable to use gifted and talented funds to pay for PSEO tuition to a community college for identified gifted and talented students?

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No for junior and senior students; yes for g/t-identified students in ninth and tenth grade. The opportunity to participate in PSEO is available for all juniors and seniors and is therefore considered the regular school program. Whether the students are g/t-identified or not. the PSEO costs are paid from general funds and not gifted and talented funding. Gifted and talented funding is to be used for identified gifted students who have needs beyond the regular school program. Gifted and talented funds may be used for identified ninth and tenth graders who are grade level or curriculum accelerated and are participating in PSEO - because PSEO is not offered to ninth and tenth graders except those that are identified as gifted and talented.

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 04, 2015 at 4:04am.