November 28th, 2011
Ga. school district looks at ads to make money
By DORIE TURNER
High schools have displayed advertisements on football fields for years, but one metro Atlanta school district hopes to slap the logos of major national companies on cafeteria trays, auditorium seat backs and salad bar sneeze guards to bring in money for cash-strapped schools.
The proposal before the Douglas County school board would mean the district’s 37 schools could sell ad space pretty much anywhere in the building that’s not a classroom. That could include napkins in the cafeteria, hallway floors, on instruments in the marching band and on the school’s website.