Arlington School Board Considers Capping Teacher Gift Amounts
A school board in Arlington, Virginia is considering a cap on holiday gift giving. They want to limit how much parents spend on teachers over the course of a school year.
According to the Washington Post, officials are talking about putting a $100 limit on gifts. These plans follow in the footsteps of "instances where very expensive gifts have been given to staff members and it has raised an issue," school board Chairman Abby Raphael told the Washington Post. Educators initially considered capping it at $50, but parents, students, and community members thought that was too low.
The board asked for feedback, and many teachers responded that all they really want is a "thank you."
Our Good Day anchors were mixed in their opinions on gift-giving for teachers. While Karen and Sheinelle thought that it was a necessary gesture, Mike was a little more cynical, thinking gift-giving to teachers was little like bribing. Watch the whole discussion above.