On July 16, 2018, the Joint Committee for Agency Rule Review approved the revised gifted operating standards (Ohio Administrative Code 3301-51-15). These rules, effective July 27, 2018, provide districts with increased flexibility while also ensuring quality education services for students who are gifted.
Rules and Regulations
The following documents are provided in Adobe pdf unless otherwise specified.
Ohio Gifted Education Cost Study
Ohio's FY18-19 main operating budget (HB 49) included a temporary law section requiring the following:
SECTION 265.480. The Department of Education shall conduct a study to determine the appropriate amounts of funding for each category and sub-category of students identified as gifted under Chapter 3324 of the Revised Code, as well as the most appropriate method for funding gifted education courses and programs. The study shall include, but not be limited to, costs for effective and appropriate identification, staffing, professional development, technology, materials, and supplies at the district level. The Department shall emphasize adequate funding and delivery of services for smaller, rural school districts, including statewide support needed for this population.
Not later than May 1, 2018, the Department shall issue a report of its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Director and members of the Joint Education Oversight Committee, and the members of the primary and secondary education committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
A full report detailing those finding as well as an Executive Summary and Research Brief may be found below:
The Department of Education, in conjunction with an association of education service centers in this state and an association that advocates for gifted children in the state, shall complete a feasibility analysis of the establishment of a start-up community school in each of the sixteen regions of the Educational Regional Service System to serve primarily identified gifted students. Not later than July 1, 2016, the Department shall submit the analysis to the chairpersons of the standing committees and subcommittees of the House of Representatives and the Senate principally responsible for education policy and finance. Am. Sub. HB 64, Ohio Revised Code, Section 263.590
Developing a Continuum of Services – Options and resources provided for the Ohio Department of Education by Joyce VanTassel Baska, Elissa Brown et al. Section V of this report describes relative strengths, weaknesses, and costs associated with various gifted service options.
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