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Next up for proposed sale: naming rights for public school cafeterias



Florida school districts will be able to sell the naming rights for public school cafeterias under a bill filed this week. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton - who has also filed a bill that would allow advertising on the sides of school buses - filed the “Student Nutrition Enhancement Act” on Tuesday.

It would allow school boards to decide the details on naming rights, including where the name is displayed. It says revenue generated shall be used “to enhance the school district’s school food service budget and to meet the nutritional needs of students.” In the midst of historically deep budget cuts for Florida schools, “this is a way to get private businesses to partner up with governments,” Slosberg told The Gradebook. More here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:04pm]


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