February 27th, 2012
California measure would allow ads on public school buses
By Jim Sanders
Rides to school—by Campbell’s Soup? School funding has gotten so bad that one California lawmaker is proposing to allow commercial advertising outside school buses.
Senate Bill 1295, by Senate Republican leader Bob Huff of Diamond Bar, would allow school districts to decide for themselves whether to sell ads for school buses and how to spend any revenue raised.
“We’re looking at a way for districts to find another source of funding without placing additional burdens on taxpayers,” said Bill Bird, spokesman for Huff.