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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