Proposal allows test of school bus ads




Seven years ago Franklin Community schools wouldn’t have considered putting advertisements on the side of school buses, but that was before the school district was short on cash.

Franklin is anticipating losing about $3.5 million per year for the next decade because of property tax caps, and the school district needs any money officials can find to help replace buses, pay drivers and put enough fuel in them to keep them running.

The school district already raises money by renting its buildings and the high school’s performing arts center and has cut expenses by restructuring its debt and eliminating 18 teaching positions. Now, state lawmakers are considering another option for schools.

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