SECTION 1. Chapter 70 of the General Laws, as appearing in the Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:-
Section 16. The foundation budget of each city and town will be increased by $500 for each resident student (or others, such as METCO students, for which the district receives Chapter 70 allocation) identified as gifted and talented through appropriate measures accepted in the field of gifted education, whom receive specific gifted and talented supports by the school district, and as reported on the October 1 enrollment reports. Such funds shall be used by the districts to employ a Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Education in the district, which employee shall have certification in gifted education from a University with appropriate instruction programs in that field.
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