December 12th, 2011

School Board to Consider Corporate Advertising in Schools

By Stan Zimmerman
Bradenton Patch

The Manatee County School Board is expected get an update today on a proposal to allow corporations to help underwrite education. While the money won’t plug the looming budget gap, it might be enough to save art and music from the axe.

Tricia Powers, the development director for the Manatee Education Foundation, briefed the school board on November 28.

“The program is simple, and no cost to the district,” she said. “It’s a risk-free opportunity.”

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