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Spot open on gifted-and-talented board

District 196 is accepting applications for one elementary school parent position on the district’s Gifted and Talented Advisory Council. Applicants should have a child who is identified for the Gifted and Talented program. The term for this position is for three years, beginning Sept. 1, 2014.

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

The group meets four times during the school year at the District Office in Rosemount, usually from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Applications are due by June 1. The application is available at or by calling 651-423-7739. 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.