The teachers and staff at our K-5 school are incredible, and they deserve every bit of recognition we can heap upon them.
Our hospitality chairperson is currently making plans for teacher and staff appreciation during national Teacher Appreciation Week in May. She is pushing for small gifts every day and a catered luncheon that Friday. The total cost will be about $1,000. Some of us feel this is an inappropriate use of funds, that it’s too large an amount for something that doesn’t directly benefit the students. Others think it’s OK since we have the funds available.
We all agree the teachers are wonderful, but what is the right answer?