Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Alternative Ways to Fund School Transportation
According to the Associated Press, schools in Arizona, California, Florida, Colorado, Minnesota, Tennessee and Texas currently allow school bus advertising, and other states are currently considering allowing this practice as well. With the economic down turn and with major budget cuts to school districts schools are trying to be creative in how to make up the gap. One Idea seems to be to sell advertising space on the side of a school bus. For Example Jefferson County Schools in Colorado signed a 4 year contract with First Bank for $500,000 to advertise on 100 buses plus at school events....the thought is that this money will help keep buses funded and on the road.....What we have been doing for years here at National Bus Sales is trying to educate schools of the money saving value of buying late-model school buses at a fraction of the price of a new one....most of buses only have a few thousand miles while offering big saving to a school....if those school districts who only buy new could get a hold of this concept it would be a great savings to them without compromising quality.....We are now starting to see more than ever larger school districts coming to us for help!!!! Were here to help all those in need find transportation solutions to fit your budget!!!