November 3rd, 2011
Superintendent's View: Funding Extracurricular Activities
By Chris Belcher
Columbia Business Times
The school district has formalized a new model to fund our afterschool athletics and fine arts programs. We have had a promising start this year in working with our local business community to fund program needs through advertising revenue. To date, the district has contracts with local businesses to advertise on scoreboards, in program guides and other media. Revenue of more than $1 million over six years has been successfully contracted. This will allow funding of some of the more expensive items within our facilities as well as various equipment and uniforms. It will also create equity among all sports and fine arts activities as revenue will be divided equally.
The advertising revenue is now coordinated by a single source.
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