No district officer or employee shall directly or indirectly receive any gift having a value of seventy-five dollars ($75) or more, whether in the form of money, services, loans, travel, entertainment, hospitality, etc., or any gift, under any circumstances in which it could reasonably be inferred that the gift was intended to influence the performance of his/her duties. However, the Board of Education welcomes the writing of letters or notes to staff members expressing gratitude or appreciation.
Nothing herein should be construed as prohibiting the traditional exchange of holiday gifts provided discretion is used to ensure that gifts of value are not accepted by staff employees or officers. Gifts from children that are principally sentimental in nature and of insignificant financial value may be accepted in the spirit in which they are given.
Cross-ref: 2160, School Board Officer and Employee Ethics
Ref: General Municipal Law §805-a
Adopted: June 20, 1995
Revised and Adopted: February 14, 2012
Reviewed and Adopted: October 23, 2018