RI Lawmakers to Mull School Bus Advertisements
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – School officials in a Rhode Island city are asking the state for permission to place advertisements on the sides of school buses.
Cranston school officials say the proposal could raise badly needed revenue for the district, which has had to cut music and sports programs to eliminate budget deficits.
A state legislative committee plans to review the proposal on Wednesday at the Statehouse. If lawmakers agree, the legislation would allow any school district to sell space on their buses.
Rough estimates indicate the Cranston school district could raise $75,000 annually by putting ads on the 90-bus fleet.
Seven states currently allow districts to place advertisements on the sides of school buses.
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