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New state law limits amount spent on teacher's gifts

It's still OK to give a teacher an apple, but a new state law limits the total amount you can spend on teacher's gifts per year. Source: MGN Online It's still OK to give a teacher an apple, but a new state law limits the total amount you can spend on teacher's gifts per year. Source: MGN Online

This is the giving season, but there are a few things to remember before you get a gift for your child's teacher.

In the past, parents did not have a specific dollar amount to consider, but now they do.

Alabama lawmakers passed a new statewide ethics law in May of this year aimed at clearing up some confusion over gift giving.

The new amendment says a gift from an individual should cost less than $25, and should not to exceed a total of $50 for a full calendar year. It states that the amount will be increased every four years based on cost of living.

Homemade cookies, cards, school supplies, candy, candles and of course, apples, are good options.

The new rules apply to about 295,000 public employees, public officials and legislators.

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