Plan to sell ads a no-go

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REGION 16 — The Region 16 Board of Education has decided not to move forward with a proposal to allow athletic booster clubs to sell advertising signs to hang along the sidelines at Woodland Regional High School.

The idea was suggested by Nelson Abarzua, a member of the football team’s booster club, in November. After the idea was raised, school officials researched the idea, met with members of the booster clubs at Woodland and also conducted a survey.

Superintendent of Schools Michael Yamin told the school board last week that there was strong opposition to having commercial adverting hanging on the sidelines or in the gym. He said the school is not moving forward with the proposal. The school board, which oversees schools in Beacon Falls and Prospect, backed the decision.

“We did follow up with it, and people spoke,” Yamin said.