Newton Public Schools allows a group gift to an individual staff member only if the gift is identified as being from the entire class, the identity 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
See a related flyer here: Gift Policy overview.