May 14th, 2012
Advertisements in schools could save music, art classes
By Jerry Hume
Signs of school spirit could soon be replaced in Brevard public schools with ads for soda companies, department stores and fast food chains.
The school board is considering allowing advertisements in school hallways and cafeterias.
“I’m hoping that the potential advertisers realize is that our potential for their audience is probably greater than any other media source out there because of the number of children that are repeatedly, on a daily basis going to see something,” said Andy Ziegler, a school board member.
Ziegler said it’s a way to generate money for the district during a time when schools across the state face massive cuts.