News | October 5, 2016
In celebration of World Teacher’s Day, Sands Education Council (SEC), a partnership comprised of Las Vegas Sands, The Public Education Foundation, Teach For America – Las Vegas Valley and Nevada Succeeds, has announced additional community partners to its existing initiative designed to give back to local teachers throughout Southern Nevada.
SEC supports ideas and programs for the recruitment, hiring and retention of the most talented teachers to be placed in Southern Nevada classrooms. A Teacher Appreciation Discount Program was established in May in cooperation with local businesses to acknowledge and thank our local educators. By visiting The Public Education Foundation website at http://thepef.org/teacher-offers/, teachers throughout Southern Nevada can take part in a localized discount program tailored specifically for them and can learn about special discounts and offers from various local businesses.
Committed businesses include Lagasse’s Stadium, Hong Kong Café, Bazaar Meat, Katsuya, Cleo, Unami Burger, 800 Degrees, Northside Café, The Perq, 24 Seven Café at The Palms, Bistro Buffet at The Palms, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, The Venue Apartments, Veritas Apartments, Scandals Salon and Day Spa, Michael’s Stores, Cowabunga Bay, Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo and Fashion Show Mall.
“This program has been a great way to give something back to our local teachers and get the community involved as much as possible,” said Ron Reese, Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs at Las Vegas Sands. “Along with our community partners, we are able to provide these incredible discounts to teachers as an extra incentive to stay in our community and feel appreciated.”
Additional businesses participating in the program will be added to the website as participation increases. Teachers are urged to check the website frequently for updates.