Identifying G/T students from diverse backgrounds requires teacher training, specific and updated testing, and the time and energy of a committee. All of these require protected and dedicated funding to ensure quality programming.

I was proud to offer an amendment to HB 3 on the floor on Tuesday to put the dedicated funding allotment for G/T back into the school finance plan. The amendment would have also reiterated that nothing in HB 3 limits the ability for a district to identify and provide services to more than five percent of the student population as G/T students.

Read the entire column by Representative Ramos’ in the Rio Grand Guardian.