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Next up for sale in Florida: the naming rights to public school cafeterias?



Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, the same lawmaker who proposed naming rights for state trails and advertising on the sides of school buses, has another money-making idea up his sleeve.

Naming rights for public school cafeterias.

Times staff writer Ron Matus has more on HB 1137, the "Student Nutrition Enhancement Act":

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 said Wednesday.

He threw out the possibility of cafeterias named after Publix or Whole Foods Market. "In that situation, we'd have to be selective," he said.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 3:51pm]


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