IGBB - Talented and Gifted Program**
The district is committed to an educational program that recognizes, identifies and serves the unique strengths and needs of students identified as talented and gifted. Talented and gifted demonstrate exceptional performance when compared to applicable development or learning progressions, with consideration given for variations in student’s opportunity to learn and to culturally relevant indicators of ability.
The Board directs the superintendent to develop a process for identification of talented and gifted students K-12 (See Board policy IGBBA – Talented and Gifted Students – Identification**).
The district will develop a written plan of instruction for talented and gifted students in accordance with law that:
- Includes a statement of the district’s policy on the education of the talented and gifted students (this policy);
- Identifies and assesses special talented and gifted programs and services available in the district;
- States goals related to providing such programs and services, including timelines for achievement;
- Describes the programs and services intended to accomplish stated goals;
- Describes how the district provides parents an opportunity to discuss and to provide input on programs and services for their child;
- Describes how the district will evaluate progress of the plan; and
- States the name and contact information for the district’s talented and gifted coordinator.
The district shall submit such plan to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) as directed.
The plan will be provided at the school or the district office, when requested, and will be published on the district’s website. The district website shall provide the name and contact information of the district’s coordinator of special education and programs for the talented and gifted. The district will annually report the name and contact information of the district’s TAG coordinator to ODE.
The district may also identify and provide programs for students who demonstrate outstanding ability or potential in creative ability in using original or nontraditional methods in thinking and producing, leadership ability in motivating the performance of others in educational or noneducational settings; and/or ability in the visual or performing arts, such as dance, music or art.
Complaints regarding programs and/or services can be filed in accordance with Board Policy KL – Public Complaints, beginning at Step 2. The superintendent or designee may choose to convene a committee in making a decision.
 For the list of the complete requirements of the plan, see ORS 343.397(1).