Passport Guidelines for Participating Businesses

Businesses in the community are invited to offer discounts to employees of the District School Board of Ҵý County. To qualify to offer a special discount to our employees, a business must meet the following requirements:

  • Important: Passport discounts must be unique for our employees and should not be offered to the community, at large. (ex: if the business is offering a 20% off sale on everything in the store on a certain day, than it will not be approved for this program. If the discount is for Ҵý County School employees only, then it may be approved).
  • EPP offers must apply equally to all Ҵý County School Board employees AND all Ҵý County public charter school employees. You may require customers to show proof of employment (school/district ID badge) before applying the discount or special offer.
  • Discounts cannot include the consumption or sale of alcohol, alcohol related products, tobacco, drugs or drug paraphernalia.
  • The Educator Passport Committee reserves the right to edit the text of your offer for grammar and clarity, and for adherence to these guidelines. Example: if you run a restaurant, we may add a note that your discount can not apply to alcoholic beverages.
  • Anyone wishing to offer a discount may to the Educator Passport Program Committee for review.   The “Participation Form” is also available in the navigation menu to the right.
  • On the second week of each month, a committee consisting of at least one school representative, one district representative, one representative from the United School Employees of Ҵý and one administrator will review all requests. Once requests are approved, they will be posted on the Educator Passport Program link. The Educator Passport Program webpage is updated monthly to include all newly approved discount offers.   Submitters’ whose request is not approved will receive an email during the second week of the month explaining why the offer was not approved. The committee decisions are final.  Approved businesses will receive the email being sent to all employees of approved businesses.
  • If circumstances arise which prevent the committee from meeting at its normally scheduled time, offers will be reviewed and approved/denied at the next month's meeting. Offers which are highly dependent on a particular time frame should be submitted well in advance.
  • Business can be located within Ҵý County or in any other county or state within the Continental United States. Any approved discount/special offer will be posted for a time period of one month, up to a maximum of one year.