§ 16-42.2-2. Findings.
The general assembly has found and declares that:
(1) Increasing numbers of limited English proficient students are entering Rhode Island public schools, and they must have equal access to gifted and talented programs;
(2) That the state should encourage programs for gifted and talented students from among special populations, including LEP students;
(3) That there is a special need to serve gifted and talented limited English proficient students in grades K through 12;
(4) That the academy model has proven successful in other education approaches for meeting the needs of gifted and talented students.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 272, § 1.)