At the invitation of Rep. Petryk’s office, members of WATG’ s board will be presenting in Madison next week. We want to get as many legislators in attendance as possible! You can help us accomplish this by copying and pasting the following, updating the relevant items, and sending it to your state Senator and Representative. Your legislators can be found by entering your HOME address at this link: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/
Dear (Senator or Representative name),
As a resident of (fill in complete HOME address) I would like to request that you attend the briefing listed below on October 8th. This is an issue that is very close to me as (a parent of a gifted child, an educator of gifted individuals, insert your own).
Thank you for your time,
(your info here)
Representative Warren Petryk Invites you to a presentation by the:
Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted
October 8th, 2019
10:30 – 11:30
415 NorthWest, State Capitol
This presentation is an opportunity for members and staff to learn about the current status of gifted students and talent development in the state, including statutory/regulatory information, new survey data and maps from almost every school district in the state, and implications for economic and workforce development. Wisconsin statute 118.35 requires school districts to identify learners and provide them with appropriate services. The mission of the Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (watg.org) is to educate stakeholders and to advocate for the needs of the state's gifted and talented learners from every income and cultural group. The state-wide membership of WATG includes educators, school administrators, parents, business leaders, and higher education representatives.
The meeting will feature a presentation from WATG board members and a representative student. A Q&A will be included.
Handouts will be provided
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