Legislation sponsored by Assemblywomen Connie Wagner and Joan Voss to allow ads on school buses to help schools boost revenue continued advancing toward law Monday.
The bill (A-1637), which was released from the Senate Education Committee, would allow school districts to sell advertising space on the exterior sides of school buses owned or leased by the school district.
“With other states generating as much as $1,000 per bus, this bill is designed to increase revenue for school districts to provide needed services,” said Wagner (D-Bergen). “With schools everywhere at a loss for state aid, and cuts being felt as classes get underway again, this is an easy way for schools to generate additional revenue to help keep programs running and activity fees to a minimum.”
The bill would require 50 percent of any revenue generated by the sale to be used by the board to offset the fuel costs of providing pupil transportation services and the remaining 50 percent of the revenue would be used to support programs and services the board deems appropriate.