Policy on Gifts from Clients

Gift-Box_fullPREP believes that the best gift of all from a client is a simple thank you or card. Staff are allowed to accept nominal gifts such as baked goods, chocolates, or homemade items. These inexpensive gifts show appreciate and build goodwill.

Staff may not accept personal gifts valued at more than $25. Nor can staff accept (from one family) a number of gifts which together are worth $25 or more. A teacher may accept on behalf of a program a group gift of up to $150 per year from a class, as long as the gift is identified as being from the entire class; the identity of the contributors and the amounts given are not identified to the teacher; and no individual family contributed more than $25 to the group gift.

We appreciate the thoughtfulness of our PREP members and extend our thanks for their understanding of this policy. In lieu of gifts to individual staff members, parents have the option of making a donation to PREP’s Future Fund, which is used for building improvements, new initiatives and other improvements that are of benefit to all.

Introduced: February 2015

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