Cranston considering school bus advertising

CRANSTON – The Cranston School District is considering placing advertisements on the sides of its school buses as a means of generating revenue, according to The Associated Press. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



RHODE ISLAND & MASSACHUSETTS NEWS BRIEFS

Cranston considering school bus advertising

Posted 12/19/11

CRANSTON – The Cranston School District is considering placing advertisements on the sides of its school buses as a means of generating revenue, according to The Associated Press.

City leaders and education officials for the district – the third largest in Rhode Island – argue school bus advertisements are a better alternative to tax hikes or further budget cuts, which caused programs such as freshman football to be cut. The move, which would require the General Assembly to lift a longtime ban on school bus advertising, could raise hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, the district hopes.

Seven states already allow the practice, and more are considering it after years of financial challenges wrought by the downturn, the AP reported earlier this month.

The thought of advertising junk food, fast food or video games raises concerns with some who said the ads won’t raise enough revenue to put a dent in the district’s deficit.

“We have this incredible childhood obesity problem and I don’t think we should be advertising potato chips, soda and all that stuff,” City Councilman Steven Stycos told the AP. He was the only council member to vote against a recent resolution encouraging lawmakers to allow bus ads.

Sen. John Tassoni, D-Smithfield, said he will introduce the legislation again when lawmakers return to the Statehouse in January. •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Estate and Corporate Income Taxes are changing next year, and business owners and executives should know the details. The PBN Summit on November 6th will provide those details and more - including how much Obamacare's Employer Mandate could cost.
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement