My child's room mother sent an email to all parents, the email said it was vital for all parents to contribute $25 for teacher appreciation week, including buying other gifts on the teachers "wishlist". With 28 students in the class that's $700! (not including the other gifts she asked us to buy.) Is there not a law which prevents teachers from accepting gifts in excess of a certain dollar amount? I'm on a fixed income and I cant afford the $25 and gifts for a teacher. I appreciate teachers, but they are not volunteers and they do collect a check for their services. I am afraid i'm going to being singled out since it was stated in the email that the gifts will only be from those that contributed cash money, It will not be a class gift. What is the gift limit a teacher can accept?
Ask the principal what would be considered out of line in the school even if not illegal. But as noted, you do not have to contribute. The teacher draws a salary to educate your child.
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