Posted on 01/24/2017 at 11:06 AM by Liz Determan
WOW, this year is just flying by for me. The work of GT advocates at the Capital in Des Moines is keeping GT issues on the table. This is a good thing, because with the current budget cuts announced, we want to continue to have the resources to service the Gifted population. PLEASE remember, you funding comes from 2 sources, and once that money has been allocated in July, the district receives it. If you administrator is telling you, that your funds have been cut--that is not true.
All the money was given. It will be up for allowable growth in July, and since it comes from 2 different funding streams. I will send out any emails if your voice is needed to continue the funding. So watch for emails this spring with talking points and people to contact.
On a upbeat~ ITAG has announced the conference dates for next fall. Mark your calendar....more info to come on this as well.
Embracing Giftedness: See Me, Understand Me, Teach Me, Challenge Me
October 15-17, 2017
Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport Conference Center
The National Association for Gifted Children’s new public awareness campaign– Giftedness Knows No Boundaries– builds understanding, forms positive attitudes, and inspires action in support of gifted and talented children. ITAG’s 2017 conference adopts the themes of this campaign: Embracing Giftedness: See Me, Understand Me, Teach Me, Challenge Me.