Reminder of deadline for gifted and talented program approval for FY 2017

The annual gifted and talented program and budget approval is due by September 30.  All school administrative units (SAU) with an approved 2015-16 application must complete the Renewal Application for the 2016-17 school year. If an SAU does not have an approved Initial Application for 2015-16 and wants to receive program approval, please contact the Department for the Initial Application.

Gifted and talented educational programs serve students who excel or demonstrate the potential to excel beyond their peers in terms of general intellectual ability, a specific academic aptitude or artistic ability. The Department requires schools identify and serve gifted and talented students. A comprehensive, K-12 gifted and talented program ensures such students are provided with challenging curriculum commensurate with their abilities.

Detailed instructions, the renewal application, a waiver and extension request are available on the Department’s Gifted and Talented website. As a reminder, gifted and talented programs approved during FY 2017 are for FY 2019 funding.

If you have questions about the forms, please contact Maine DOE’s School Finance Consultant Ida Batista at or 624-6795.