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1214 - STAFF GIFTS
The School Board discourages the presentation of gifts to administrators.
Upon the recommendation of the Superintendent, the Board shall consider, as appropriate, the presentation of token gifts to retiring members of the staff who have rendered service for a period of time.
Administrators shall not accept any form of compensation from vendors that might influence their recommendations on or raise a conflict of interest with respect to the eventual purchase of equipment, supplies, or services. See also Board Policy 1130 - Conflict of Interest. Furthermore, administrators shall not accept any compensation from a vendor after a decision has been made to purchase equipment, supplies, or services from said vendor. In addition, administrators who recommend purchases shall not enter into a contractual arrangement with a vendor seeking to do business with the Corporation or a vendor with whom the Corporation is doing business, whereby an individual administrator receives compensation in any form for services rendered. The exception to this is if the employee has approval from the Superintendent before receiving benefit.
Such compensation includes, but is not limited to cash, checks, stocks, or any other form of securities, and gifts such as televisions, microwave ovens, computers, discount certificates, travel vouchers, tickets, passes, and other such things of value. In the event that an administrator receives such compensation, albeit unsolicited, from a vendor, the administrator shall notify the Superintendent, in writing, that s/he received such compensation and the compensation has been returned to the vendor.
A Corporation employee making a recommendation to the Board on a matter to be considered by the Board shall not accept a gift or gratuity from a person or entity having a substantial personal or pecuniary interest in the Board's decision on the matter in accordance with the restrictions and provisions of I.C. 35-44.1-1-4.
I.C. 35-44.1-1-1, 35-44.1-1-2, 35-44.1-1-4, 35-44.1-1-5
2 C.F.R. 200.318
7 C.F.R. 3016.36(b)(3) and 3019.42
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