Like many young women, however, we were far from immune to the mystique of a man who can command the admiring attention of a crowd, and if he was like most men, he was sensible to the flattery of all those rapt faces.Yet at the root of this queasy dynamic was genuine intellectual excitement.A single class gift worth up to 0, or several class gifts during the school year with a total value up to 0, may be given.A teacher may not accept any other gift from someone who has contributed to a class gift.Although all of us have personal examples of a faculty member who married a student and lived happily ever after, many, if not most, of these relationships have a very short shelf life.When they turn sour, the risks to all parties to the relationship can be very high.
Sexual relationships between students and faculty are fraught with peril.Public school teachers – teachers who work for school districts, regional schools, and charter schools -- are subject to the conflict of interest law, G. Public employees, including teachers, are prohibited by §§ 3 and 23(b)(2) of the conflict of interest law from accepting gifts worth or more that are given to them because of the position they hold, or because of some action they could take or have taken in their position. The Commission created an exemption in its regulations at 930 CMR 5.08(14) to permit class gifts to teachers in certain circumstances. The following topics are covered:: It depends on the value of the gift. A teacher who is offered an end-of-the-year gift worth or more should not accept it, unless it is a permissible class gift.Instead, it came as I stepped into the women’s restroom afterward, just in time to overhear two of my fellow classmates rhapsodizing over how cute the professor was, with particular attention lavished on his long, slightly bowed, denim-clad legs.I was naïve enough to be a bit shocked that girls my age would talk that way about such an exalted figure.