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Phone: 270-538-4000
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 GSSP 
(Gifted Student Service Plan)
 
  Middle school and high school students will continue
to access their GSSP via 
      ILP 
(Individual Learning Plan)
Contact your guidance counselor if you need assistance 
or click here for detailed directions. 
 
 
Identification Timeline
For more information regarding Gifted & Talented timelines please check with your school's GT contact 
 
PLEASE NOTE:  Due to KDE changes in state testing districts are no longer allowed to use the SAT 10 portion of the KPREP test for gifted identification.  McCracken County Schools will post an interim amendment to the Gifted & Talented Program Manual.  The Gifted Placement Committee will make every effort to expedite the identification process however these changes may delay fall identification. 
 SCHOOL CONTACTS
 Concord Elementary Gena Karnes
 Heath Elementary Maxi Kolb
 Lone Oak Intermediate Judy Bradley
 Reidland Intermediate Jodi Belt
 Heath Middle Michele Schooley
 Lone Oak Middle Ginger Colson
 Reidland Middle Jodi Belt
 
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS!
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Progress Reports

 

In compliance with 704 KAR 3:285, Gifted Student Progress will be reported once each semester.  
 
2015-2016 Reporting Dates
 
 1st  Semester - January 8
 2nd Semester - May 19
(Weather related school closures may impact actual dates
 
 PLEASE NOTE:  Your child's school is always available for questions, concerns or praise!
 
 
 
 
Gifted & Talented


Gifted & Talented Education - Frequently Asked                          Questions for Parents

(This document is intended to provide guidelines for interpreting 704 Kentucky

Administrative Regulation (KAR) 3:285. Programs for the gifted and talented. 
Kentucky Department of Education is here to assist in the implementation of this
interpretation and/or the regulation.)


Q:  Are parents/guardians to be notified that their child is in

the PTP?

A:  There is no reference in the GT regulation that parents/

guardians are to be notified of student selection for the PTP.
Individual districts may decide whether to notify or not.

Q:  How are services delivered to PTP?

A:  For a student in the primary grades, services shall allow 

for continuous progress through a differentiated curriculum
and flexible grouping and regrouping based on the individual 
needs, interests, and abilities of the student.  Emphasis on 
educating gifted students in the general primary classroom, 
shall not exclude the continued, appropriate use of resource 
services, acceleration options, or other specific service options.
A recommendation for a service shall be made on an individual basis. 
 
 
Who Are Gifted Children?
Who Are Gifted Children? 
Former U. S. Commissioner of Education Sidney P. Marland, Jr., in his August 1971 report to Congress, stated, "Gifted and talented children are those identified by professionally qualified persons who by virtue of outstanding abilities are capable of high performance. These are children who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program in order to realize their contribution to self and society" (Marland, 1972).
 
 A school system could expect to identify 10-15of its student population as gifted and talented. Less than 5% of these students are classified as General Intelligence.
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McCracken County Schools
District Office
5347 Benton Rd. Paducah, KY 42003
Phone: 270-538-4000
Nondiscrimination Statement
Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of McCracken County Schools are hereby notified that the McCracken County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations. Any persons having inquiries concerning McCracken County Schools™ compliance with Title II, Title VI, Title IX and/or Section 504 may contact: Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel and/or Director of Pupil Personnel, 5347 Benton Road, Paducah, KY 42003, (270) 538-4000. The McCracken County School System offers the following career and technical programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12: Agriculture, Business and Office Technology, Technology and Pre-Engineering. Persons seeking further information concerning the career and technical education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mr. Michael Ceglinski, Principal of McCracken County High School, 6530 New Highway 60 West, Paducah, KY 42001, 270-538-4300, Michael.ceglinski@mccracken.kyschools.us. To obtain this information in a language other than English, call 270-538-4000.
504/ADA | Director of Special Education and/or Director of Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY 42003
(270) 538-4000
Title IX | Director of Pupil Personnel
5347 Benton Road
Paducah, KY, 42003
(270) 538-4000
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