A Hefty Gift of Appreciation
April 01, 2022
Appears in April 2022: School Administrator.
In appreciation of an elementary school principal’s care and personal attention to their 8-year-old autistic daughter during the pandemic, a couple present him with a pair of front row Elton John concert tickets. The principal thinks he must refuse
them as a conflict of interest, but colleagues in other schools feel he should accept the gift as it was the parents’ decision.
How should he proceed?
The Ethical Educator panel consists of
- Sheldon Berman, AASA lead superintendent, Redmond, Ore.;
- MaryEllen Elia, senior fellow, International Center for Leadership in Education and retired superintendent;
- Chris Lee Nicastro, former Missouri commissioner of education and president, Lee Consulting Group, St. Louis, Mo.; and
- Louis N. Wool, superintendent, Harrison, N.Y.
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