September 11th, 2012

Pleasant Grove allows schools to sell advertising space

By Laura Giles
Daily Herald

The leaders of Pleasant Grove have OK’d display banners advertising businesses on fences for charter and other public schools.

Displaying banners is a way for schools to raise money by selling the advertising space. The change in the city’s code came about after a request from John Hancock Charter School.

Julie Gazaway, Parent Teacher Organization member for the school, told city council members that this is one way to help raise money for the school. The idea is that businesses pay the school’s PTO in exchange for allowing advertising banners to be hung on the school’s fence, which faces 100 East. City Attorney Tina Petersen said that there were some concerns about the possible changes.

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