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With population growth outstripping their budgets, some school systems are trying new ways to raise money. Rowan and Burke counties have contracted with Coca-Cola and Pepsi respectively for exclusive rights to sell their products in the schools. The schools get needed funds for items like textbooks, scoreboards, and computers. Some school personnel question the commercialization, possible influence on curriculums by companies, and competition with the food service program.