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anabel12 12-15-2012 01:26 PM

expensive gift
I received a very expensive gift from the parent of a student yesterday. It is so expensive that I am going to give it back to her. Does anyone have an idea of what to say to her? I thought about saying it's too expensive, (I know she can afford it), and I think there is some limit as to the value of gifts we can accept. I don't want to hurt her feelings, but I may have to. I just can't keep it. Help!

MACMama 12-15-2012 02:14 PM

First, I'd ask the principal if there is such a rule. If there is, then you have it easy. "I'm sorry, it is against school policy for me to accept such a lavish gift." If there is not a rule, and you still think you need to return it, graciously say "Thank you, I appreciate that I am thought of, but I'd rather you return this and donate to a charity." Maybe she could give that money to the Sandy Ridge Coommunity to help them heal.

dee 12-15-2012 02:35 PM

My state of MA has an ethics rule, so we would not be able to accept. it.

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