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Monday night, the AISD school board tabled a vote on a contract with Steep Creek Media, LLC. Several board members said they needed more time to look over the details.
The district says the company would do all of the legwork which includes finding advertisers, paying all production and installation expenses, billing and collecting money from advertisers, and handing over the school district's cut.
The district wants to roll out the ads on the side of school buses slowly with banners on 10-percent of their buses during the first year. They estimate the ads would bring in an extra $43,000. By year five, the district hopes to have ads on 80-percent of buses, which is about 400 buses, with an anticipated annual revenue of $388,000.
The Austin school district says they will have the final say on all ads which will remain in line with district guidelines. They plan on rejecting any ads that would be disruptive, libelous, obscene, inflammatory, sexually inappropriate, and those that endorse actions that might harm the health or safety of students.
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