Schools offer new senior discount card

DEARBORN — Dearborn Public Schools will offer free Premier Citizen Discount Cards beginning Feb. 14 to district residents ages 60 and up.

The card offers the same discounts as the district’s Golden Ager card with additions such as:

• Free admission to all school-sponsored activities, including concerts and athletic events, but excluding plays because of licensing fees.

• Discounts on select Community Education classes.

• Ten percent discount on merchandise sold at school stores.

• Participation in school lunch programs at reduced prices. The reduced price is 10 percent off the total purchase.

Cards can be obtained at any Dearborn public school or the Administrative Building, 18700 Audette. The first person to visit a school to obtain a card Feb. 14 will receive a Target gift card.

“We are proud that many residents in the over 60 crowd are alumni and we welcome them back to enjoy the events and activities that occur in our schools,” Supt. Brian Whiston said. “Our students have plenty to offer and community members will be proud of the accomplishments of the young people in their neighborhood. We hope that everyone over the age of 60 will pick up a Premier Citizen Discount Card and take advantage of the free admission and discounts.”

The district began offering senior citizens free admission to school events and other special discounts via the Golden Ager card almost 20 years ago.