June 11th, 2012
Newton urged to seek bids for naming rights campaign
By Deirdre Fernandes
The state inspector general’s office has recommended that Newton seek competitive bids from organizations to run a proposed naming rights campaign for its high school buildings, according to state and city officials.
The turn took the Newton Schools Foundation, which designed the campaign, aback. The foundation had received the School Committee’s approval to launch the fund-raising effort for school technology, but now it may have to submit a bid for the work.
“We’re going to obviously comply with that,” said Rick Iacobucci, the foundation’s executive director. “It just seems like an unnecessary step.”