With STAR, the St. Tammany business community connects to the school district in a mutually beneficial way, providing exclusive discounts on goods and services to the district’s 5,000 plus employees and retirees.
District employees receive discounts at a variety of businesses including restaurants, gift shops, gas stations, and service providers. A large portion of the revenue goes into the district’s general fund and back into the classroom.
STAR encourages employees to shop locally and keep local tax dollars in the community. It also produces a pathway for businesses to participate as mentors, tutors, and career day speakers with the district.
Local businesses are growing their customer bases while supporting district employees for their hard work and dedication. More 300 business partners participate in the program, and sales tax revenues received by the district have increased by more than $2 million each year since 2010.