June 20th, 2012
Allowing limited advertising will support extracurricular activities for Seattle students
By Dexter Tang
THE Seattle School Board is considering selling ads at schools and our athletic fields. This proposal came from the students because we were looking for a way to generate revenue to support our extracurricular programs.
As a student, I think there is much to be gained from this.
Since the imposition of the Seattle school district’s stringent advertising and nutrition policy, student-body funds have dwindled. Our pay-to-play fees for activities have doubled. These funds support extracurricular activities ranging from sport teams, to drama programs, to music groups. Pay-to-play fees are fees students must pay to participate in a school-sanctioned sport such as football, basketball or water polo. The fees cover coaching stipends, transportation costs and equipment for players.