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School administrators seek to engage Dublin’s older residents

October 28, 2015

Typical among school districts, about 65 percent of Dublin’s residents don’t have children in the district, say Dublin schools administrators.

So how does a school district keep empty-nesters involved and invested? Feed them, and promise live entertainment.

On Monday, 34 senior citizens gathered at the district’s Central Office at 7030 Coffman Rd. to visit the buffet line, chat with friends and hear what’s going on with their grandchildren’s schools directly from the Dublin administrators.

The Senior Council Advisory Committee, which convenes four times a year, started about seven years ago. At first, the district had to recruit seniors, but soon the group grew by word of mouth.

Superintendent Todd Hoadley said it isn’t directly about passing levies, but “this is like deposits into the bank of good will.”

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