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District 196 looking for volunteers for gifted and talented council

District 196 parents are invited to apply for membership on the Gifted and Talented Advisory Council. The district is accepting applications for one resident/middle school parent and one resident/high school parent. Terms for these positions are for three years beginning Sept. 1, 2012.

The purpose of the GTAC is to ensure community awareness and understanding of the district's gifted and talented programs, and to provide input to the Curriculum and Instruction Advisory Council and administration on GT programming plans that support district goals, policies and initiatives.

The GTAC comprises six resident/parent members and nine district employees. The group meets four times during the school year at the district office in Rosemount.

People interested in being considered for GTAC membership must submit an application by June 15.

The application is available at or by calling 651-423-7715. Completed applications should be mailed to Independent School District 196, Director of Teaching and Learning, 3455 153rd St. W., Rosemount, MN 55068, or faxed to 651-423-7614.