The School Board considers the presentation of gifts to staff members by students and their parents an undesirable practice because it tends to embarrass students with limited means and gives the appearance of currying favor.
Based on the foregoing premise, it is the policy of the Board that:
A. Staff members may accept gifts of nominal value from students or parents;
B. Staff members instruct their class to express their feelings in letters rather than gifts.
Individual gifts from the staff member to each student are strongly discouraged. It is suggested that if a staff member wishes to give a gift, s/he may do so as a gift to the classroom, for example, library books or other educational resources for the class.
The Superintendent may approve acts of generosity to individual staff members in unusual situations.
Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board shall consider, as appropriate, the presentation of token gifts to retiring members of the staff who have rendered outstanding service for an extended period of time.