West Mifflin school board rejects redirected revenue policy
West Mifflin Area school board unanimously rejected a policy that would have redirected revenue from commercial advertising on school property to the district's general athletics fund, instead of to sports boosters organizations.
Representatives from a number of booster groups told school directors on Monday that the policy could adversely affect their fundraising.
Some were concerned that the boosters would have to pay the district to hang banners thanking donors.
“Our donors would stop if they have to turn the money over” to the district, said Richard D. Olasz Jr., who is active with the baseball boosters.
Superintendent Daniel Castagna said selling advertising space on or around athletic facilities first was discussed last year as a means of generating revenue for sports programs. He said it never was intended to inhibit boosters' fundraising.
In other business, the board unanimously rejected Duquesne City School District chief recovery officer Paul Long's proposal that West Mifflin Area voluntarily accept Duquesne's kindergarten through sixth-grades students.
Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Glassport native added to Independent Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame
- Fundraiser planned for McKeesport deputy fire chief
- McKeesport shooting victim in stable condition
- 3 injured in police chase, collision in Duquesne
- McKeesport-White Oak Kiwanis Club celebrates international anniversary
- Court rules McKeesport Area board election OK
- Elizabeth Township gives police chief raise, hires 3 officers
- Next of kin sought for man whose body was found in Youghiogheny River