Kent City Community Schools
Bylaws & Policies


The Board of Education considers the presentation of gifts to professional staff members by students and their parents an undesirable practice because it tends to embarrass students with limited means and gives the appearance of currying favor.

Individual gifts from the professional staff member to each student are strongly discouraged. It is suggested that if a professional staff member wishes to give a gift, s/he may do so as a gift to the classroom, for example, library books or other educational resources for the class.

The Superintendent may approve acts of generosity to individual staff members in unusual situations.

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.

M.C.L.A. 380.1300, 750.125