November 13th, 2013

Advertising to begin on Jackson school buses

By Amanda Oglesby

JACKSON ó A month from now, some of Jackson School Districtís fleet of buses will drive through the township bearing advertising placards to offset ever rising transportation costs. The seven-member township Board of Education approved a 14-month plan Tuesday to accept advertising from Thomas Edison State College on the outside of 41 school buses.

In return, the school district will be paid $17,056. Transportation costs has risen from $3.45 million in the 2011-12 school year to $4.27 million this year, according to figures released in February by Transportation Administrator Al Olkowitz. Much of the increase is due to the rising cost of diesel fuel for the districtís fleet of 111 buses and vans.

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