Thursday, August 8, 2013
More than 900 residents of the Dorchester School District Two attendance area will have special privileges when they use their Senior Citizens Privilege Cards at school and district events and programs.
In its 25th year, the Senior Citizen Privilege Program is offered by the school district as a way to encourage the involvement of senior residents, age 60 or above, in the schools of our community.
“We have a large number of senior residents who attend school functions and volunteer in our schools regularly,” said Public Information Officer Pat Raynor. “Their involvement and support of our school district is valued and appreciated. This program is a way that Dorchester School District Two can show appreciation for the support of our community.”
Cardholders in the program are entitled to free admission to all home athletic events for the three high schools with the exception of state playoffs. Senior Citizen Privilege Program participants also receive free admission to most band and choral concerts and other school activities for which admission is charged. The Dorchester County Community Learning Center allows cardholders a 25 percent discount on enrollment fees for all adult and community education classes.
The privilege card now has no expiration date so it is valid as long as program participants live in the Dorchester School District Two attendance area.
Residents age 60 or over and who live in the Dorchester School District Two attendance area may apply for a card by coming to the District Two Administrative Offices, 102 Green Wave Blvd. in Summerville, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
By simply completing a short application form and showing proof of age, applicants will be issued their Senior Citizen Privilege Card immediately.
The program has encouraged a number of senior citizens to join the ranks of school volunteers. “We’re always pleased to have these individuals involved in our schools,” said Superintendent Joe Pye. “Today, in our mobile society, many children do not have the benefit of living close to grandparents. Senior citizens working in our schools are important as role models and caring adults for students. In addition, these volunteers are a wonderful resource for our schools.”
Please contact the Public Information Office at 695-5336, if you have any questions about the program.