Steps for Involvement

1. Get to know your legislators.  Contact them early in the session and share your support for gifted issues.

2. Watch Constant Contact and GAM's social media pages on Twitter and Facebook for latest updates on gifted legislation, especially hearings and votes.

3.  Use the Missouri Legislation tools to submit testimony or your support for Gifted legislation.  

Success in the 2018 Legislative Session!

Current Bills in the Missouri Legislation
House Bill 306  
Senate Bill 152  

Budget Items GAM Supports

Funding for Missouri Scholars Academy and Missouri Fine Arts Academy

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GAM was successful during the 2018 Legislative Session with the passing of Senate Bill 743 which contained the following provisions:
                                                                         This bill requires any district with an approved gifted education program to have a process, which must be approved by the district's board of education, 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. This bill also allows for the subject or whole grade acceleration of any student.

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HB 1435 -- GIFTED CHILDREN SPONSOR: Sommer                                                                         
This bill requires school districts to establish special programs for gifted children when 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.

GAM will be working with school districts to ensure that they comply with the new laws and adopt favorable policies for gifted students. 

GAM will continue advocate for legislation that would require all school districts in the state to provide services and programs for all gifted students.  


If you have questions, please contact GAM’s Governmental Consultant, Kyna Iman, at

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