Monticello School District Considering Naming Rights on Property

As schools are coping with funding challenges, one local district is considering a novel idea.

The Monticello School Board is pondering a plan to nail your name on a piece of its real estate — for a price. Superintendent Brian Jaeger lists the various proposed prices for naming rights.

While colleges are more versed at selling the naming rights for buildings and stadiums, Jaeger says there isn’t much of a pattern or precendent for a school district to follow.

Monticello is building a new middle school, which expands the naming opportunities. And Jaeger says there is interest in the community.

The school board will consider the idea and may apply sticker prices next month.


(story courtesy of Radio Iowa/Iowa Public Radio)