April 11th, 2012
WSFCS Wants To Allow Advertising In Schools To Generate Money
By Faith Abubey
WFMY News 2
A plan to make some money for Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools outside of tax dollars is being reconsidered after administrators found the proposal could violate state codes.
Two weeks ago News 2 reported that the school district was in talks to put ads in schools through a company called Education Funding Partners (EFP).
This proposal was supposed to have been presented at the Building and Grounds Committee meeting Tuesday night. That’s when the group was scheduled to decide whether to bring the idea up to the whole school board for a vote.
But News 2 has learned, while researching the contract, the attorney representing the district found “a section in the North Carolina Administrative Code that prohibits advertising in schools during the school day,” a district representative said.