October 4th, 2013
A plan to advertise in public schools
By Jared Brey
Itís well known that Philadelphia public schools are very short on money, and on Thursday two members of City Council announced a plan by which students could help fund their own education by looking at commercial advertisements during school. The bill introduced by Council President Darrell Clarke and Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds-Brown would allow advertising in and on public school properties in Philadelphia as a way to raise more money for the school district.
The plan would permit illuminated and digital advertisements on school property, but would prohibit advertising alcohol or tobacco products within 1,000 feet of schools. The bill calls for the Planning Commission to establish regulations for implementing the program within 45 days of the effective date of the ordinance.