February 7th, 2012
Manatee school board to explore corporate sponsors
By CHRISTINE HAWES
Google, Lowe’s, Nike and other national corporate names may soon be present on ballfields, websites, brochures and other items representing Manatee County’s public schools.
The school board informally agreed at a workshop Monday to explore a program that would match public schools with national brand-name corporations seeking to advertise through them. The program, administered by a private company, could generate up to $20 per student annually in additional revenue.