Teacher/Staff Gift Policy

Appreciation of teachers and staff is always welcome, and especially so at this time of year. If you are considering a gift, however, please be aware of Newton’s Teacher/Staff gift policy.

Newton Public Schools allows a group gift to an individual staff member of the givers and the individual amounts are not disclosed to the recipient, and the gift does not exceed $150 per school year. This differs from a gift for the classroom.

Individual gifts of appreciation in the form of sentimental tokens are allowed. Gifts of commercial value are not permitted.

Newton Public Schools allows and encourages giving to charitable organizations such as school PTO’s or the Newton Schools Foundation’s Honor Thy Teacher Program which honors staff while supporting our schools.