The Board encourages the professional staff to maintain a set of criteria and procedures for presenting letters or other suitable awards to students for scholarship and distinguished service in any school activity. In all cases, the relationship between the award and the relevant goal or goals of the schools should be pointed out.
The professional staff is authorized to review and approve, or reject, proposed trophies, prizes, scholarships or other awards from non-school donors. Acceptance will require affirmative answers to at least the following questions:
Can the proposed award be considered free from motives of personal or corporate gain and publicity?
Are the criteria for making the award under the control of the professional staff, or acceptable to the staff?
Are the purposes, either implied or explicit, of the proposed award consistent with our schools’ goals?