Since New York does not have a mandate requiring districts to provide programs specifically designed for gifted pupils, what rights do gifted pupils and their parents have? Several rights of gifted pupils are described by the websites at right. References are provided to relevant sections of law or regulation.
What can Parents Do?
It is important for you to know what rights you and your child have, as well as those you don’t have.
If you think your school isn’t doing everything it is required to do, you can refer the school officials to those sections of Education Law or Regulations of the Commissioner of Education that appear to apply.
What about those things your district is not required to do but you would like to see it doing? Here again, keep in touch with the school officials. Explain the desirability of providing services designed to meet the need of gifted children. You and other parents can influence what is done.