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District GT Advisory Council (GTAC)

Jeffco’s GT Department needs input from all stakeholders -- parents, administrators, teachers and students -- to help them plan their strategy to best meet the needs of gifted learners, and to review its current practices and services. This is stated as a best practice by CDE and encouraged by the Exceptional Children’s Education Act [ECEA, 2220-R-12.02(2) -- see below for specific ECEA and CGER references]. The Jeffco GT Advisory Council (GTAC) represents various regions, education levels (elementary & secondary) and stakeholders, and is a complement to the Jeffco Association for Gifted Children (JAGC), which serves as an independent advocacy and advisory group. 

The GTAC will:
Advise the GT Department on its vision & goals
o Give guidance on the District Unified Improvement Plan (D-UIP) GT Addendum
o Long-term Program Planning
o Budget allocations
Provide feedback on what’s happening from their region/level perspectives
Discuss best ways to gather feedback from other stakeholders
Review communications from the GT department

GTAC Norms (agreed upon at our first meeting):
In our dealings with each other and in representing GTAC we will:
• Maintain focus on district-wide GT programming--please do not advocate for
         individual students or schools
• Assume positive intentions through respectful interactions with each other, and              welcome clarifications when necessary
• Be inclusive of diverse perspectives 
• Seek out perspectives of all families, including those not represented in the group 

The following stakeholder groups will represent each of the following regions: North, Central, South, Mountain (at least 1 representative from each stakeholder group will not be from a GT Center School, so that we can get a balanced perspective from non-Center schools):
• 4 Parents
• 4 Teachers (at least 1 from elementary and secondary)
• 4 Administrators (at least 1 from elementary and secondary)
• 4 Students
• [GT Department staff may be represented as ex officio members]

• GTAC will publish meeting minutes, findings, recommendations, etc. on this webpage.
• Communication about meetings, findings, etc. will also be made via the GT Gazette    newsletter, with a link to this webpage.

Meeting Frequency & Logistics:
GTAC will meet quarterly.  For 2019-20 our meetings will be:
Monday, September 9
Monday, December 2
Monday, February 10
Monday, April 6
All meetings are from 6:00 - 7:30 pm in Ed Center room 2A

Meeting Minutes, Findings & Recommendations:


February 10, 2020 Meeting Notes
September 9, 2019 Meeting Notes
December 2, 2019 Meeting Notes

November 26, 2018 Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2019 Meeting Minutes April 8, 2019 Meeting Minutes

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