October 22nd, 2012
Marketing CG schools backed: School board hopefuls open to opportunities
By Tom Lange
Center Grove schools has received $1 million in advertising to pay for sports, and the three candidates running for school board want to sell more ad space to local businesses.
But if Center Grove can make more money off ad sales, candidates Matt Prusiecki, Rob Richards and incumbent Carol Tumey want the funds to go toward academic and other extracurricular programs, not just sports. Prusiecki and Richards also said Center Grove should be free to market itself to prospective students, as long as it doesn’t cost.
The three candidates are running for two at-large seats on the school board. The two who are elected will work with Center Grove’s three other board members to approve the budget, contracts such as advertisement agreements, and changes to school and academic policies and evaluate the superintendent.