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Students take over bus ad sales at Tenn. district
December 15, 2011
Mason Kalada and Nathan Dearman, seniors at a Sumner County Schools high school, make sales calls and presentations to businesses about the benefits of advertising on school buses. The program has raised nearly $25,000 since September.
R.I. school bus ad bill to be reintroduced
December 6, 2011
Sen. John J. Tassoni Jr. plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow Rhode Island school districts to sell advertising space on the exterior of their school buses. It would also authorize school committees to negotiate with private school bus carriers regarding the content of any ads and the sharing of revenue from them.
NASDPTS responds to article on school bus advertising
July 20, 2011
The state directors association sends a letter to an official at the National Education Association explaining its reasons for opposing bus ads, and offers its support to the education association on efforts to maintain school bus ridership. The letter is in response to an article published in NEA Today that discusses school districts that permit advertising on the exterior of their buses and the money that’s been generated as a result of it.
Association speaks out against ads on school buses
May 19, 2011
In a letter to state legislators, the New York Association for Pupil Transportation calls for the defeat of bills that would allow advertisements to be placed on yellow school buses. Executive Director Peter Mannella says that compromising the iconic color of school buses with ads “presents safety risks to our children.”
Lawmakers reject school bus advertising bill
April 11, 2011
The bill would have allowed boards of trustees in Idaho to sell advertising space on the exterior of buses, but it failed in a House vote amid concerns that it would invite distracted driving.
Utah governor approves school bus advertising bill
March 28, 2011
The legislation, which was rejected by the House in January, is brought back under a motion to reconsider it, and an amended version is eventually passed. The bill allows school boards to sell advertising space on the exterior sides of buses.
Utah school bus advertising bill rejected
January 31, 2011
The House votes 27 to 44 against the legislation, which would have allowed school districts to sell advertising space on the exterior of school buses. Representatives feel that the advertisements could have caused safety and legal problems for school systems.
Position paper takes issue with school bus ads
January 20, 2011
The Florida Association for Pupil Transportation expresses its opposition to advertising on the exterior of school buses. Potential safety, content and legal issues are cited as key concerns.
Utah lawmaker aims again for school bus ads
January 13, 2011
Rep. Jim Bird introduces a bill that would allow school boards to sell advertising space on the sides of their school buses. A similar bill that Bird sponsored last year was defeated.
New Jersey governor approves bus advertising bill
January 7, 2011
Gov. Chris Christie has signed into law legislation that will allow school districts statewide to place advertisements on the exterior sides of their buses. Fifty percent of any revenue generated by the sale of advertising space will be used by districts’ boards of education to offset the cost of fuel for providing pupil transportation services.
Has Your State Approved School Bus Advertising?
November 23, 2010

Given the state of the economy and the cuts in education funding that are being made, it's not a total surprise that several states have recently taken up the issue of school bus advertising.

Bill would allow ads on Kentucky school buses
November 18, 2010
Advertisements could only be placed on the exterior of a bus below the bottom of the windows, and they could not promote alcohol or tobacco products. Fifty percent of the net advertising proceeds would go toward classroom use, and a minimum of 25 percent would go toward student transportation.
New Jersey bill for school bus advertising progresses
October 12, 2010
The legislation has been approved by the state Assembly and has been referred to the Senate Education Committee. There is reportedly little opposition to the measure, which would allow school districts statewide to place advertisements on the exterior sides of their buses.
New Jersey bill would allow ads on school buses
September 17, 2010
Under the legislation, the boards of education for school districts statewide can enter into contracts to sell advertising space on the exterior sides of buses that districts own or lease. Ads for tobacco or alcohol products or for political advocacy would be prohibited. Fifty percent of any revenue generated by the sale would be used to offset fuel costs for providing pupil transportation services.
District to raise money with school bus ads
August 12, 2010
The Tennessee Legislature approved the use of color ads earlier this year. Black-and-white ads have been allowed since 1997. Sumner County Schools will use ad revenue to build its school technology fund.
This space for rent?
May 18, 2010

Sixty-five percent of Utah residents surveyed believe that advertising definitely or probably should be allowed on the sides of school buses.

Bill would allow ads on Oklahoma school buses
April 23, 2010
Under new legislation, school districts could sell advertising space on the exterior of their buses. Districts would be required to give top priority to advertisers that promote manufacturers and businesses that are members of the Made in Oklahoma program. Revenue raised would go into districts’ general funds.
Tennessee bill on color ads goes to governor
April 1, 2009
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bill that would allow businesses to advertise in color on school buses has been passed by the Tennessee General Assembly.
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