Gift Giving Guidelines

Alo­ha Liholi­ho fam­i­lies,

As the school year comes to a close, I know some of you may want to give your child’s teacher a token of your appre­ci­a­tion. Please remem­ber, it is not nec­es­sary and by no means do any of the teach­ers and/or staff at Liholi­ho expect any gifts. How­ev­er, if you feel that you want to give some­thing to a teacher and/or staff, please remem­ber the fol­low­ing State Ethics Commission’s gift guide­lines:

The state’s gift guide­lines pro­vide that the fol­low­ing are accept­able (these guide­lines may not apply for employ­ees whose offi­cial duties include pro­cure­ment):

  • Gifts of Alo­ha” — mod­est gifts of nom­i­nal val­ue tra­di­tion­al­ly giv­en as part of Hawai­ian cul­ture as a ges­ture of alo­ha or good­will such as a flower lei or a box of cook­ies to share with the office — and oth­er gifts of nom­i­nal val­ue such as small pro­mo­tion­al busi­ness items (e.g. pens with com­pa­ny logo).
  • Meals and “Food and Drink” types of events val­ued at under $25. This lim­it applies to the whole event.

In oth­er words, please keep your gift val­ue to $24.99 or less. Maha­lo!

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