Gifted Education Department
The appeals process begins when a student and/or parent is not satisfied with the decision of the team in planning the student's educational programming and determination of gifted and talented services.
1. Before a formal appeal, an attempt should be made at the building level to resolve the disagreement. The student or parent shall request a conference with the building-level Gifted and Talented facilitator in order to review the student's profile and test scores, along with a thorough explanation of the screening process and its purpose.
2. If the conference with the Gifted and Talented facilitator is not to the satisfaction of the student or parent's satisfaction, then a written appeal must be submitted to the building Principal. The Principal must schedule and hold a conference with the submitting party upon receiving the written appeal. The written appeal must contain a statement of the complaint, any evidence in its support, the solution desired, the student or parent's signature, and the date the appeal is submitted.
3. If the outcome of the conference with the building-level administrator is not to the student or parent's satisfaction, then the submitting party shall request a conference with the Director of Exceptional Student Services at the Southwest Board of Cooperative Services (SW BOCS). Along with the district's Gifted Education Director, the Executive Director will schedule and hold a conference with the disagreeing party. The decision is final.