Bill looks at teacher rewards

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — How much is too much when it comes to giving gifts to your child’s teacher? It’s a question Alabama lawmakers hope to answer. Senator Greg Reed is revisiting the issue after a recent gesture by a Gulf Coast Resort.

A beach club in Gulf Shores offered a two night stay to several Birmingham teachers who remained at school with students during January’s storm. That offer reignited the ethics battle. Senator Reed’s proposal would allow a third party to give teachers who go above and beyond gifts up to $250, anything more than that would require approval from the state ethics commission.

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