January 17th, 2012

Superintendents are skeptical of proposed school bus ads bill

By ANGIE HATTON
Murray Ledger & Times

Calloway County and Murray school superintendents are skeptical of the benefit of proposed legislation that would allow school districts to sell advertising on the exterior of school buses.

House Bill 30 is currently awaiting a full vote in the state House scheduled for Tuesday.

Districts already sell advertising in their sports arenas, and in school yearbooks, but Murray Independent Schools Superintendent Bob Rogers said there is such a thing as too much commercialization. He remarked that his district would likely not stand to benefit from the option, if it was made available.

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