As promised, here is the Gifted Education Day Handbook for 2011.
There are substantial changes from last year. In particular we call your attention to the revised priorities and goals for this legislative session on page 8. We have previously asked you to contact legislators to request full funding for Highly Capable Programs. Your response was overwhelming. But, in view of the continuing shortfall in revenues, this is no longer a realistic request. Thus, the revised priorities for 2011.
A list of key legislative committees can be found on page 10. In addition to contacting your own legislators, you may wish to contact the committee chairmen to express your views.
Legislative budgets for printing, paper and postage have been eliminated. All correspondence will be by email so be sure to include your email address in any communication to which you request a reply.
We look forward to seeing you in Olympia on Gifted Education Day, February 11, 2011. Now, more than ever before, your presence is essential for the future of Highly Capable Programs!