Collier Co. School Board approves new advertising policy
An unusual form of advertising has the Collier County School District seeing dollar signs..
Collier County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kamela Patton said the unique fund-raising approach will help the district save instead of overspend.
The advertisements would be shown at school sponsored events, the Education Channel, on yearbooks and school maintenance vehicles. Supt. Patton said she wants parents to know the policy is an effort to improve education.
" To let them know we are trying every way possible to ensure we maintain all the programs we've always had." Supt. Patton said.
But there is a catch, if you want to do business with Collier County Schools, you have to play by their rules.
"We're trying to make it be that if our kids see it we would agree with it." Supt. Patton said.
The advertising policy comes with a laundry list of restrictions like no drugs, alcohol, gambling or illegal activity of any kind.
Parents we talked to are on board.
" It sounds like a creative and innovative way to bring in funds as long as there are requirements so the advertisements are fitting for the school system and children." Collier County resident Jeanne Hayslip said.
The Superintendent said the board's next step is to go through size and pricing guidelines before the advertisements can be displayed.