Class Gifts/Exchanging Gifts 5-50

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


Class Gifts/Exchanging Gifts

  1. Class Gifts

    The School Board approves school sponsored organizations making gifts to the school or schools if the gift is in good taste and adds materially to the educational program. The Superintendent or designee may reject a class gift. Any gifts accepted will be done with the understanding that the gift becomes the property of the School Board and will be under the control of the Superintendent or designee. The principal of the school should be advised of the gifts under consideration so that appropriateness may be determined.

  2. Funds for Gifts

    Funds of a school sponsored 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 or designee. No student funds shall be used to purchase gifts for an individual other than nominal gifts (under $30) of recognition or sympathy.

  3. 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. School personnel will be responsible for complying with applicable law, policy and regulation concerning accepting gifts. The School Board does encourage students and families to show their appreciation for the efforts of school personnel through the use of letters, cards and conferences.

Code of Virginia §2.2-3100, et seq., as amended. Virginia State and Local Government Conflict of Interests Act.

Adopted by School Board: June 15, 1993 (Effective August 14, 1993)
Amended by School Board: March 26, 2019