October 22nd, 2012
School bus advertisements in New Jersey: School districts taking it slow
By Rebecca Forand
South Jersey Times
Legislation allowing school buses to carry advertisements passed in January and regulations were adopted by the State Board of Education in May, but a recent unofficial survey conducted by the New Jersey School Boards Association shows a large majority of school districts in the state have been slow in adopting their own policies allowing the practice.
New Jersey became the seventh state in the nation to allow advertisements on the side of its school buses when the bill was signed into law early this year and while most school districts have discussed the option, none of Gloucester County’s have yet to place the ads on their buses.
“No one knows how many districts have taken the plunge into school bus ads. But anecdotally we believe many are taking the wait and see approach,” Mike Yaple, a spokesperson for the NJ School Boards Association, said.