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Policies and Regulations

School Board of the City of Virginia Beach
Policy 5-50


Class Gifts/Exchanging Gifts

A.  Class Gifts

The school board approves school organizations making gifts to the school or schools if the gift is in good taste and adds materially to the educational program. All gifts will be accepted with the understanding that they become the property of the school board. The principal of the school should be advised of the gifts under consideration so that appropriateness may be determined.

B.  Funds for Gifts

Funds of a student organization may be used to purchase a gift for the school, for scholarships, for contributions to or for the establishment of loan funds for students continuing their education after graduation or for other gifts to organizations approved by the principal. No student funds shall be used to purchase gifts for an individual.

C.  Exchanging Gifts

The exchange of gifts between individual students and teachers or other school personnel is discouraged. Discretion on the part of school personnel must be used to avoid embarrassment of the student. The board does encourage students and parents to show their appreciation for the efforts of school personnel through the use of letters, cards and conferences.


Adopted by School Board:  June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)