Gifted and Talented


Increases the state program by $10 million over the biennium to assist districts in educating students who qualify for Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) programs. Only students who have been identified through State-approved assessment/processes are eligible. Funds will be distributed on a per pupil basis based on a count day(s) reporting mechanism to be established by the Department. Calculations for future “weights” will be determined through this pilot program. Current State spending on GATE is less than $200,000/year.