TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senators Bob Gordon and Joseph Vitale to permit school districts to sell advertising on school buses as a way to help offset costs was signed into law today by Governor Chris Christie.
“Selling school-appropriate advertising will give cash-strapped districts the ability to raise additional revenue to offset program and transportation costs,” said Senator Gordon (D-Bergen). “Given the unprecedented budget cuts we have seen to education, this presents an exciting opportunity for districts to work proactively to supplement state and local funding.”
“It is imperative that we continue to find creative ways to ensure that all of our schools are equipped to offer the high-quality education our students deserve,” said Senator Vitale (D-Middlesex). “This is a sure-fire way to get more money to our school districts to help them restore programs and services they were forced to eliminate as a result of the extraordinary budget cuts they faced last year.”