2014-11-20 / Front Page

Board declines to fund video production

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 - 2:30 p.m. - Citing a tight budget, the county board of supervisors today decided not to underwrite a $27,900 promotional video for the local school district.

The Mariposa County Unified School District has no budget for marketing or public relations, but might stem the tide of declining enrollment if more families have a positive view of its schools, Superintendent Robin Hopper said.

"If we had four or five students attracted to our district because of (the video) it would pay for itself," Hopper told the board.

On the agenda, the item asked the board to consider contributing "up to $29,000" for the project. The actual fee quoted by the production company was $27,900, Hopper said on Tuesday.

Supervisors Merlin Jones and Lee Stetson supported allocating $15,000 for the project, but their colleagues Kevin Cann, Janet Bibby and John Carrier declined to cast votes for it.

Read a full report in the Thursday, Dec. 4 MARIPOSA GAZETTE.


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