No public employee shall solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, anything of economic value as a gift or gratuity from any person or from any officer, director, agent, or employee of such person, if such public employee knows or reasonably should know that such person:


  1. Conducts operations or activities which are regulated by the public employee's agency.

  2. Has substantial economic interests which may be substantially affected by the performance or nonperformance of the public employee's official duty.




The Plaquemines Parish School Board shall encourage community groups, organizations, and individuals to assist the Board in providing materials and financial resources to the Board or schools which otherwise might not be available.


Unrestricted donations may be accepted by the Board or any school subject to approval guidelines of the Board.  Items donated to schools may be retained by the receiving school under the ownership of the Plaquemines Parish School Board.  The Board shall retain the discretion to remove, repair, or modify any item which it considers obsolete, worn-out, or unsafe.


The Board may accept and administer any donation that may be made to it for educational or literary purposes.  The Board, as donee, shall administer the property entrusted to them in conformity with the directives contained in the act of donation and for that purpose the Board is vested with all the necessary powers of administration.




School funds shall not be used to provide any form of gift to an employee, and no employee shall accept such gift, except that which is dedicated for that specific purpose.  No cash gifts shall be given School Board employees or students, whether in appreciation, as a “bonus,” or for any other reason.  For purposes of this policy, gift certificates for merchandise shall be considered cash and shall not be given as a gift.  This includes payment from athletic booster clubs or other organizations to coaches, sponsors, or employees.  Cash awards may be given to schools as contest prizes or incentive awards but only when the recipient is not “predetermined.”


Revised:  April, 2010

Adopted:  November 1, 2010



Ref:    La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:381, 17:382, 17:383, 38:2320, 42:1115


Plaquemines Parish School Board