The Dubuque Community School District is now offering a free activities pass for senior citizens to attend district events at no cost. The pass is valid for district athletic events, plays and musicals. It is not valid for intra-city competitions or IGHSAU/IHSAA tournaments.

The complimentary Senior Citizen Activities Pass can be picked up at the front desk of the Forum, 2300 Chaney Road, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. by any resident of the Dubuque Community School District age 65 and over. To receive a pass, an individual must present a valid photo ID with a home address.

“This pass is a great way for us to give back to the community,” said Amy Hawkins, activities and athletics supervisor for the district. “We know there are many seniors who follow our teams, attend our events and, overall, have tremendous support for the district and our students. We are happy to offer this as a new opportunity to get more involved in the district.”

The idea for a Senior Citizen Pass was brought to the district’s activities committee by School Board Member Tom Barton and was based off similar programs in other districts. The topic was then discussed by the Board’s activities committee and the educational programs/policy/strategy committee before being implemented.