Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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School districts go out of the box to cover costs

Suburban school districts are looking at some very unconventional funding sources to make ends meet.

School districts go out of the box to cover costs

In a great follow-up to our investigation on suburban school taxes, my colleague Chris Palmer files this report on some out-of-the-box efforts to raise money for schools.

Some of the wacky ideas -- propane-fueled buses;  auctioning items on eBay;  selling the naming rights for stadiums and ballfields;  and charging for extracurricular activities.

Many are in Montco, and all are worth a read. 

School districts get creative to cut costs

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