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
HB1435 – http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/hlrbillspdf/4647H.01I.pdf
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. http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills181/hlrbillspdf/4647H.01I.pdf
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
How You Can Help
Legislative Session 2021