Except as otherwise provided in Board Policy, no employee of the District or members of an employee's immediate family (spouse or dependent children) shall solicit, accept, or receive any gift or series of gifts, nor shall any employee of the District accept an honorarium if the donor is or is seeking to be a party to one or any combination of sales, purchases, leases, or contracts with the District or if the donor will personally be or is the agent of a person who will be directly or substantially affected financially by the performance or nonperformance of the employee's official duty in a way that is greater than the effect on the public generally.
A "gift" for purposes of the policy shall include anything of value in return for which legal consideration of equal or greater value is not given.
This policy shall not prohibit District employees from receiving nonmonetary gifts from or on behalf of students or groups of students for special occasions such as holidays, retirement, end of sessions, or periods of illness, provided the gift is not of excessive value and is not given to influence the employee's judgment in professional or official matters, but rather is given as a token of appreciation. No employee shall accept a monetary gift from or on behalf of a student or group of students.
It shall be policy of the District to encourage students and their parents to donate an item for the District or for a classroom or activity in lieu of donating gifts personally to an employee.
See Board Policy 450 - Gifts and Honoraria to District Employees and Their Families.
See Board Policy 534 - Class or Group Gifts.
See Board Policy 810 - Gifts and Bequests.