Holiday Guidelines


  • The use of religious symbols such as nativity scenes, Buddha statues, crosses, and the Star of David is not allowed in the schools or other district buildings.
  • District materials, mail, and e-mail cannot be used to send holiday wishes or greetings.
  • The use of secular bulletin boards, seasonal games, trees, and decorations that do not feature religious symbols is acceptable.
  • Each holiday observed by students from several religious traditions may be acknowledged in class.

Gift Giving and Receiving

  • Gift exchanges among students may not be conducted in the classroom.
  • Teachers and other district employees are not allowed to accept gifts of more than $50 per year from vendors or other persons interested in or likely to become interested in doing business with the district.
  • Gifts can be provided for all members of a class if they come from a parent group, PTA, or community organization.
For more information on what is and is not allowed, consult the principal or go to (Texas Association of School Boards)