SEC. 37-23-173. Legislative findings and declarations; purpose.
The Legislature finds and declares that there are many children in the State of Mississippi who are intellectually, academically, creatively and/or artistically gifted and who require additional opportunities to allow them to develop their capabilities to their fullest potential.
Consequently, it is the purpose of Sections 37-23-171 through 37-23-181 to provide for a uniform system of education for gifted children in the public schools of Mississippi, to provide for a nondiscriminatory process of identification of these children, to provide for periodic evaluation of the program and its benefit to the gifted children, and to insure that gifted children are identified and offered an appropriate education.
Further, it is the intent of the Legislature that local districts be given as much flexibility as possible in the operation of their programs and that there be parental involvement in the development and conduct of their programs.
SOURCES: Laws, 1989, ch. 447, Sec. 2; 1993, ch. 585, Sec. 1, eff from and after July 1, 1993.