The committee recommended that current services (or GATE/ELA) for grades 4-6 continue for the 2016-2017 school year, except for at Cassingham Elementary. Developments from school year 2015 - 2016 influenced the recommendations:
- Revised Ohio operating standards for gifted programs are under review, pending approval by the State Board of Education by 2016.
- Cassingham’s International Baccalaureate (IB) organization reviewers recommended that the school's current pull-out program be discontinued (IB PYP program requires that the general classroom teacher to be "teacher-of-record" to encourage trans-disciplinary connections). Starting in 2016 - 2017, Cassingham gifted services will be delivered via book studies, math seminars and small group learning opportunities.
- Bexley’s reconfiguration of BMS as a school for grades 6-8 will influence how K - 5 gifted teachers focus their time.