Hello Liholiho Ohana,
As the school year comes to an end, some of you may be thinking about giving something to your child’s teacher and/or staff. Please remember, it is not necessary and by no means do any of the employees expect gifts from the students and families who attend Liholiho. However, if you feel compelled to give something to your child’s teacher and/or staff member, please remember the following State Ethics Commission’s gift guidelines:
1. 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.
What does this means is? Please keep your gift value under $25.