Q. While watching the television recently, I saw a commercial for Parsley Elementary School. I only caught the tail-end of the commercial, and didn’t get the beef of it. Why is a New Hanover County public school running ads? How was it paid for?
A. Parsley Elementary School’s commercial was created several years ago as a public service announcement to be aired on the school’s station, said district spokeswoman Valita Quattlebaum. Former Superintendent Eddie West asked each principal to create public service announcements about their school.
The father of a former Parsley student “was affiliated with Fox,” Quattlebaum said, and that student asked her father to air the commercial as a public service announcement.
“He did, and it has been running ever since,” Quattlebaum said. “No school funds, other than the staff time to produce it, were expended.”
Date posted: February 6, 2014
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