Gifted and Talented Appeals and Complaint Process:
Students whose parents feel they were not identified appropriately through the selection process may appeal to the building principal of the school their child attends. The parent submit a written statement explaining why he or she feels their child should be granted admittance in the Gifted and Talented Program. In addition the student may be asked to submit a portfolio of work A meeting will be held between the parents and principal to discuss and review student performance.
An individual who believes that the district has not complied with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:35-34 et seq. may file a complaint with the Board of Education. The Board shall issue a decision, in writing, to affirm, reject, or modify the district’s action in the matter. The individual may then file a petition of appeal of the Board’s written decision to the Commissioner of Education through the Office of Controversies and Disputes in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:6-9 and the procedures set forth in State Board of Education regulations.