This story was updated March 22, 2018, at 11:58 p.m.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke is launching a new program, Blackboard Bonuses, to offer discounts and other incentives to any teacher who shows his or her Hamilton County Department of Education identification card during the district's spring break week, April 2-6. 

"Educators are among the hardest working and most dedicated members of our community, and the work they do every day is demanding and important in so many ways," Berke said in a news release. "We want them to know how much they are valued and also invite them to enjoy their city in some new ways. The 'Blackboard Bonuses' program is hopefully the beginning a new tradition and a fun way the whole city can celebrate a successful school year."

So far, almost three dozen local businesses have signed up to be "Blackboard Bonuses Business Partners."

Local businesses that are interested in joining the program should do so at to sign up March 28. Teachers who utilize the discounts are encouraged to post about their experiences to social media with the hashtag #TurnUpForTeachers.

List of confirmed Blackboard Bonuses Business Partners, as of March 22:

Mojo Burrito

Dr. Austin Roberts Family and Implant Dentistry

Sports Clips

Reach Health and Wellness

Toe's Yoga

Barn Door Boutique


Spalon Three

Highpoint Climbing

Escape Mission Chattanooga

Blue Skies

Learning Express and Mountain Top Toys

Craft Love Chattanooga

Good Dog

Olive Chattanooga


Green's Supply and Design

Pure Barre Chattanooga

Nooga Paws

Four Bridges Outfitters

Embargo 62

Red Sauce

McClain Made LLC

Scenic City Eye Care

Frankie and Julian's

Hair a go-go

Abby Lane Boutique

Plum Nelly

Totto Sushi and Grill

Mad Hatter Massage

Rock Creek

Spare Time