Legislative Proposal Would Allow School Bus Advertisements

Posted On March 04, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

school-bus-top.jpg(Indianapolis, Ind.) – The costly operation of school buses could soon become a money-making tool for some Indiana school districts, or at least ease the financial burden.

On Monday, the Indiana Senate approved a bill that would allow select school districts to sell advertising on the outside of buses. The bill passed the Senate on a 49-0 vote and now heads across the hall to the House.

Supporters say selling bus advertising would allow schools to bring in money without raising taxes, The Indianapolis Star reports.

The bus advertising would begin with a pilot program in three central Indiana school districts before possibly being rolled out statewide.

Eleven other states currently have laws allowing schools to sell advertising on their buses.