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KISD Gold Card


This program was started on November 15, 1973 by the then Superintendent of Schools, Bill Brantley and approved by the Board of Trustees at the time. It granted access to school activities (other than varsity football) to retired citizens) of the school district for the 1973-1974 school year free of charge. The program has changed over the years to include access to all KISD events, including varsity football, with certain noted exceptions. On October 23, 2017, the Board of Trustees approved amending this program to include Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veterans and Active Duty Armed Force personnel.

Purpose of the program

To allow Kilgore Independent School District to reach out to individuals within the community and keep our students and the issues of the District in the forefront of their thoughts. As it relates to free admission to extra-curricular events, it is important for our community to see our students in action and show these same students that their efforts for success are supported by many diverse groups. Without this program many of the individuals in this program might have to choose to use potentially limited funds for other purposes. The free annual luncheon would be a great opportunity to share information about KISD and the state of education issues both here and across our great nation with these individuals.

Program Notes, Benefits and Restrictions

  • Eligible individuals:
    • Residents living with KISD boundaries
      • Age 60 and older
      • Honorably Discharged Military Veterans (DD214)
      • Active Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Application need only be done once for individuals reaching age of 60 or Military Veterans. The benefit will be for the remainder of lifetime.
  • Active members of the U.S. Armed Forces need not make application. Entry into events will be granted by presentation of proof of current active status.
  • Grants free admission to most KISD extra-curricular events
    • Restriction- events hosted by entities other than KISD will determine if they honor the Gold Card.
    • Entry is for general admission only. A ticket will be required if a reserved seat is desired.
  • The card is non-transferrable. The carrier may be required to show alternative ID.
  • The free admission is for the card holder only.
  • Invitation to an annual luncheon honoring the card holders and promoting current KISD programs is for card holders only.

Applications for the program can be secured at the Kilgore Independent School District Administration Office throughout the entire year.

gold card application