I'd like some advice:
My son will be starting kindergarten at a public school in San Francisco this fall. I would like to give my son's teacher $100 a month to use for supplies, class trips or whatever. Any suggestions on how to do this? Should I just offer it to the teacher? Should I approach the principal? Do people think its more constructive to just donate to the school PTA? (I would also donate money to the PTA during the year.) I'm leaning to just offering it to the teacher as I would like my son to benefit from better supplies in his class, etc., and I keep hearing how teachers pay for supplies out of their own pockets. But, I also want to make sure I will not be violating any school policies. And, since taxes are due next week, anyone know if this would be tax deductible?