SAGE annually invites candidates to present their views about issues specifically related to gifted education. Watch the videos hear directly from the candidates before the election on May 5th. Candidates were asked several questions from SAGE, and then as time permitted, we accepted written questions on the topic of gifted education from the audience.

Video of the April 11, 2018 Forum:

Part 1 of 2

Part 2 of 2


Additional questions:

We received 2 questions we weren’t able to get to at the end of our event. We sent them to the candidates and asked for a response by noon, April 20.

The questions were:

1.Is GCISD looking to work toward identifying other areas of giftedness? Currently identification is only supportive of 3 or 4 areas when there are at least 7 areas of giftedness defined.

2. Education law (including privacy and finance law) is very complex.  Can you talk about your experience navigating GT education law?

Response from Tim Raine to the above questions:

1.  Since I’m not currently on the Board, I’m not in a position to answer this question at this time.  If you are concerned in particular about a specific area (there are 5, as I understand) as identified by the National Association of Gifted Children, I’d be happy to determine what is happening, if elected.  If you’re referring to “twice exceptional” kids, I’d have to check on that too…once elected.

2.  My experience and exposure with it was in my prior service.  I’m positive there have been substantive changes since that time.  Clearly, I would need to bring myself up to speed in consultation with appropriate staff and our district’s legal counsel…if elected.

SAGE did not receive responses from the other candidates.


Event Announcement:

Gifted education will be the focus of the SAGE Board of Trustees Candidate Forum:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Arrive by 11:30 for a social/networking time.
Bring your lunch if you wish.
The forum will begin at noon.
 
​Stacy Furniture, 1900 S. Main St., Grapevine
Meet in the community room upstairs
 
SAGE annually invites candidates to present their views about issues specifically related to gifted education. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from the candidates before the election on May 5th. Candidates will be asked several questions from SAGE, and then as time permits, we will accept written questions on the topic of gifted education from the audience.
 
Be informed about the people who are interested in making important decisions about our district.
 
​The candidates are:
PLACE 1: Mindy McClure, Tim Raine
PLACE 2: Amy Putnam, Becky St. John