Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Bill: Gifts to teachers OK up to $100

Staff Report

Students would be able to give teachers individual gifts worth up to $100 and gifts totaling $250 a year under legislation that has been prefiled by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, and that is supported by Gov. Robert Bentley.

“We don’t want any teacher or parent to be worried about common sense gifts being given to teachers,” Whatley said in a phone interview Tuesday.

The legislation, aiming to address confusion concerning whether students can provide teachers gifts under the state’s new ethics law, would allow pupils or immediate family members to give “seasonal gifts … under circumstances which make it clear that no quid pro quo was understood or implied.”

Read More…

Written By

The Alabama Political Reporter is a daily political news site devoted to Alabama politics. We provide accurate, reliable coverage of policy, elections and government.



The TEAMS program will provide incentive pay for interested and qualifying math and science teachers.


"We honor our educators for the long hours and tireless (and often thankless) work they do."


Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a 2 percent salary increase for public school teachers and Alabama state employees.


According to a study, teacher shortages in Alabama schools are critical in math, science and special education.