The WEAC supports gifted and talented programming in all areas and levels and recommends that education employees participate in the development and implementation of such programs. Programming for gifted and talented students in regular education programs must include necessary modifications, including appropriate materials and curriculum. An adequate level of services and staff, along with ongoing professional development, are necessary for effective implementation of best practices for gifted and talented education.
The WEAC believes that all students identified as gifted and talented shall have an educational plan that aligns with current standards, with appropriate accommodations and/or modifications for each student. The Council further believes that funding for gifted and talented education must be provided at levels sufficient to ensure effective local implementation.