The Great Valley School District does not distribute paper fliers to students from businesses or community organizations. In addition, advertising is currently not accepted in the District newsletter, on any individual school web page, or sent via email to parents/families via the District's email system.
The following advertising options are available to businesses and community organizations. Note that some options are open only to non-profit organizations (501c3) within the Great Valley School District, as noted.
Annual Events Calendar
The Great Valley School District invites community organizations and businesses (nonprofit and for-profit) to advertise in its annual Events Calendar. The calendar is published one time per year and is distributed to every family and staff member. Calendar is also made available as a downloadable PDF on the District's web site. Space in the calendar is limited. Organizations who are interested in securing advertisement in the calendar must submit the Request for Advertising form, along with payment, to the Communications Office no later than July 7 for the subsequent school year's calendar. Note that while organizations may specify a month for placement of an ad, placement will be on first-come, first-served basis. We reserve the right to move advertisement to another month if necessary. Options include:
Single Event Block Advertising: $150
Supply us with an electronic version of your logo, business card, or wording for a specialized ad and we will use it in one of the open blocks on the calendar. Blocks measure 1.5” x 2”.
Double Event Block Advertising: $250
Supply us with an electronic version of your logo, business card, or wording for a specialized ad and we will use it in two adjacent open blocks on the calendar. Blocks measure 3” x 2”.
Back Cover: $400
Supply us with an ad, measuring 10" x 6". Ad will cover the back cover of the calendar. (Note: limited to one advertiser per year, first-come, first-served.)
Athletic Field Advertising
The Great Valley School District is pleased to offer an advertising program to businesses in and around our community. The program provides an opportunity for you to advertise your business/company on the Great Valley secondary school athletic fields. Because your sign will be exposed to thousands of people from within our community, your participation is a cost-effective advertising strategy for your company. In addition, your support of this program benefits the students and programs of the Great Valley School District, including the athletic department. Advertising space is limited. Space will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Several affordable options are available.
Yard Signs on GVSD Property
In an effort to support community organizations' upcoming events, each of the school locations and the District Office has a "sign garden" in which community organizations may place their yard sign. The "sign garden" is a mulched area on the school property close to the road. Yard signs are not permitted on grassy areas of the school property. All signs must be approved in advance by the District. There is a fee to place a sign. This fee covers the maintenance costs associated with the "sign garden" at each location. Signs placed without approval/payment will be removed and discarded.
Non-profit fee: $5 per month, per sign, per location
For-profit fee: $25 per month, per sign, per location
Community Bulletin Board
The Great Valley School District is often asked by non-profit organizations to share information with students and parents. This page was created to provide families with information about opportunities for them within the Great Valley community. Information is updated as it becomes available. See the Community Bulletin Board pages for information about organizations and upcoming special events. To submit information for the Community Bulletin Board, please send information to the Communications Office.
GVTV periodically plays a Scrolling Bulletin Board, filled with school and community announcements. We welcome slides from any school-related team, club, or group, as well as slides for nonprofit community events. We do not allow advertising for businesses/for-profit organizations, and adhere to the standards set forth by PBS affiliate WHYY when it comes to acknowledging support of programming or events. If your team or organization would like to add a slide to GVTV, please visit the GVTV pages of this web site.
Tables at School Functions/Events
In accordance with School Board policy, businesses/organizations may not establish a presence in our schools during the school day to solicit information to the school community. Requests from nonprofit organizations/groups for presence at Back to School nights must be made in writing and directed to the school principal. Permission will be granted to non-profits only, as space allows.