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Clark County School District Proposes Ads on School Buses

By August 26, 2008

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This is one idea the school district has for raising money that leaves me conflicted: It's been proposed that ads be placed on the sides of the district school buses for the 2009-2010 school year, which is already facing a loss with $133 million in budget cuts. The advertising revenue could bring in upwards of $2 million.

Schools and school buses seem to be the only things left in this city not touched by advertising in some way, so it'll be interesting to see how or if this plays out.

What do you think? Leave the buses alone or does every little bit help?

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September 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm
(1) Captain Kimo says:

When revenue (Taxes) are not coming in due to foreclosures and business down turn, all budgets are cut. Two offsets are 1) reducing expenses using Praeto 80/20 rule which says that 80% of total cost is attributed to 20% of the expense items. Zeroing in on that 20% looking for waste and unnecessary expenditure reduces the work effort.

Second method is to obtain revenue outside of the assigned budget. Thinking “outside the box” makes advertising on school buses a reasonable alternative for generating additional revenue for the school. Ads on the school’s web site would be another. Company sponsors for athletic functions with the sponsoring company banners on display at the functions.

The economy or school budgets are not going to get better soon, so looking for alternative revenue should be a continuing process for all schools.

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