Teachers and other employees of the Board will not accept gifts from students except as those gifts represent tokens.
The collection of money for group gifts will be discouraged except in special circumstances such as bereavement, serious illness, or for mementos at retirement.
All employees of the Board are prohibited from accepting things of material value from companies or organizations doing business with the school district. Exceptions to this policy are the acceptance of minor items which are generally distributed by the companies through public relations programs.
No organization may solicit funds from staff members within the schools, nor may anyone distribute flyers or other materials related to fund drives through the schools, without the approval of the Superintendent. Staff members will not be made responsible, nor will they assume responsibility for the collection of any money or distribution of any fund drive literature within the schools unless the activity has been approved by the Superintendent. The Board expects these activities to be kept to a minimum. The Superintendent shall seek direction from the Board in instances where prior practice offers no guidelines about a particular fund drive.
(Adoption date 11/19/80)