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  162.720.  Gifted children, district may establish programs for — state board to approve — review of decisions — immunity from liability, when. — 1.  Where a sufficient number of children are determined to be gifted and their development requires programs or services beyond the level of those ordinarily provided in regular public school programs, districts may establish special programs for such gifted children.

  2.  The state board of education shall determine standards for such programs.  Approval of such programs shall be made by the state department of elementary and secondary education based upon project applications submitted by July fifteenth of each year.

  3.  No district shall make a determination as to whether a child is gifted based on the child's participation in an advanced placement course or international baccalaureate course.  Districts shall determine a child is gifted only if the child meets the definition of gifted children as provided in section 162.675.

  4.  Any district with a gifted education program approved under subsection 2 of this section shall have a policy, approved by the board of education of the district, that establishes a process that outlines the procedures and conditions under which parents or guardians may request a review of the decision that determined that their child did not qualify to receive services through the district's gifted education program.

  5.  School districts and school district employees shall be immune from liability for any and all acts or omissions relating to the decision that a child did not qualify to receive services through the district's gifted education program.

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(L. 1973 H.B. 474 § 11, A.L. 1974 S.B. 571, A.L. 2016 S.B. 638, A.L. 2018 H.B. 1606 merged with S.B. 743)


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