The Board authorizes the expenditure of public funds to purchase meals, refreshments and items of recognition for employees and Board members in the completion of their responsibilities. The Board believes that such expenditures are necessary, on occasion, to further a public purpose in the general operation of the District. Such public purpose includes, but may not be limited to, employee development activities, employee recognition activities and certain routine meetings that may be enhanced by such amenities.
Such expenditures shall be consistent with the Board's purchasing policy and within the appropriation limits established by the Board.
Presentation of gifts to, and the arrangement of social affairs for, employees leaving the system are governed by the following:
- Each building principal appoints, or employees may volunteer for, a small social committee to plan social affairs such as teas and luncheons.
- Any gifts to be presented to departing employees by their respective groups are at the discretion of the group involved.
- The Board supports a district-wide celebration for retiring staff members.
The Superintendent annually approves all solicitations which are to be permitted in the schools. No organization may solicit funds of staff members in the schools, nor may anyone distribute flyers or other materials related to fund drives through the schools, without the prior approval of the Superintendent.
Employees may not engage in the sale of products to the schools, even if the proceeds of such sales are intended for charitable or civic purposes; no staff member is to collect any money or distribute any fundraising literature without the expressed approval of the Superintendent.