LAS VEGAS, May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sands Education Council (SEC), a partnership comprised of Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS), The Public Education Foundation, Teach For America – Las Vegas Valley and Nevada Succeeds, announced an initiative on National Teacher Appreciation Day designed to give back to local teachers throughout Southern Nevada.
SEC focuses on bringing awareness and continued attention to challenges faced by the Southern Nevada school system, while helping to promote solutions for identified issues. One important goal of the Council is to assist in the retention of teachers already teaching in Southern Nevada. As such, a "Teacher Appreciation Discount Program" has been established in cooperation with local businesses to acknowledge and thank our local educators.
Beginning today, teachers within the Clark County School District throughout Southern Nevada can take part in a localized discount program tailored specifically for them. By visiting The Public Education Foundation website, teachers can learn about special discounts and offers extended exclusively to them by various local businesses.
Thus far, committed businesses include, The Venetian and The Palazzo, SLS, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and The Palms. 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.
"We recognize the importance of retaining quality teachers in Southern Nevada," said Ron Reese, senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands. "This program is a great way to give something back to our local teachers to exemplify how appreciated they are as local educators," Reese continued. "Southern Nevada is a great place to live and providing these incredible discounts to teachers will also provide them with an extra incentive to stay in our community for the long-term."
For additional information regarding the "Teacher Appreciation Discount Program," please visit http://www.thepef.org/.
About Las Vegas Sands Corp.
Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVS) is the world's leading developer and operator of Integrated Resorts. Our collection of Integrated Resorts in Asia and the United States feature state-of-the-art convention and exhibition facilities, premium accommodations, world-class gaming and entertainment, destination retail and dining including celebrity chef restaurants and many other amenities.
Our properties include The Venetian and The Palazzo resorts and Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Sands Bethlehem in Eastern Pennsylvania, and the iconic Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. Through majority ownership in Sands China Ltd. (HK: 1928), LVS owns a portfolio of properties on the Cotai Strip in Macao, including The Venetian Macao, The Plaza and Four Seasons Hotel Macao and Sands Cotai Central, as well as the Sands Macao on the Macao Peninsula.
LVS is dedicated to being a good corporate citizen, anchored by the core tenets of delivering a great working environment for nearly 50,000 employees worldwide, driving impact through its Sands Cares corporate citizenship program and leading innovation with the company's award-winning Sands ECO360° global sustainability program. To learn more, please visit www.sands.com.
About Sands Education Council
The Sands Education Council (SEC) is a public-private partnership of like-minded organizations that will foster alignment around key education initiatives to enhance collaboration and synergy, while coalescing programs for the recruitment, retention and training of the best talent around the world to be placed in Southern Nevada classrooms.
The SEC unites best practices from the business sector with initiatives spearheaded by the region's leading educational organizations. The goal is to make our community a better place to live by improving the school system in Southern Nevada.
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