The Pepsi choice |

The Pepsi choice

The Moffat County School Board, after taking its time in careful consideration, approved a three-year deal with Pepsi for sponsorship.

The contract gives the beverage company a monopoly as far as soda machines in school facilities and the district receives more than $10,000.

The original proposal called for a seven-year deal and $25,000 but school officials thought that would be to long of a time period for such a commitment.

We agree.

For its first experience with sponsorship, we believe the cautious approach is the correct approach.

The $10,725 could be used for necessary athletic equipment or put away in a rainy day account.

No matter how the money is used, we hope the school board uses the same amount of caution and responsibility used to evaluate the merit of sponsorship as it does in using this money.

The situation can be revisited in three years.

This is, in a way, a taste test.

And in three years, who knows, the school district may be considering a ban on soda machines

altogether as the Los Angeles School Board has done to

combat obesity.

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