June 27th, 2012
Educational Information and Resource Center aims to make advertising on school buses easier
By Rebecca Forand
Gloucester County Times
The Educational Information and Resource Center has put together a program to help school districts increase their revenue with advertising on their school buses and held an information session for interested districts Tuesday.
Advertising on school buses has recently been discussed throughout the state as a viable option to bring additional revenue to school districts that have suffered through state funding cuts and deteriorating budgets over the past few years. However, the idea of putting ads on the side of buses that carry children to and from school has also caused some tension as the content and placement of such ads have been debated.
A bill to allow the ads was passed in the state Senate and Assembly at the end of 2010 and signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie in January 2011.
“It provided us another form of revenue that we currently don’t have,” said Walter Pudelko, the business administrator for the Glassboro School District. “Money generated from this advertising can eventually find its way back to the classroom.”