Dover, Ohio (WJER) - Dover senior citizens now know how much they’ll be paying for passes to get into sporting events, band concerts and other student performances next school year. 

The district will be charging $40 for the senior citizen athletic and school event passes, as a result of the operating levy defeat from November.  Superintendent Carla Birney says district officials feel this seemed appropriate.

“Well, we looked at the cost of tickets at the gate and we also looked at other district’s who offer reduced gate tickets for senior citizens, and we felt that $40 was a fair amount,” she says.

Birney says they don’t believe this will be too much of a cost burden for the seniors.

“We hope that our senior citizens will see $40 as a good value to contribute to continuing great things for our kids and also keeping that money and those activities in our community,” she says.

Birney says those passes go on sale May 1st and exclude Dover-Phila contests as well as post-season tournaments. She says senior citizen passes could be free again next school year if voters approve the operating levy on next month’s ballot.  


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