Can high school teachers who teach advanced courses be paid from gifted and talented categorical funds?No. Advanced curriculum offerings are a student/family choice. and is what your school offers as regular programming. Regular program offerings would not be expended from the district's gifted and talented funding. Advanced courses are challenging courses, but they are not exclusive to meeting the needs of identified gifted students. Rather the option to take advanced courses is open to students of all ability levels, and therefore, would not be expended from the district's gifted and talented funding.