In 2012, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education signed and approved a Master Lease Agreement with Milestone Communications – a Verizon contractor. This agreement states that EVERY SINGLE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY is a potential target location for a cell phone tower.
Verizon Wireless has proposed to erect a 99 ft. tall cell phone tower on Piney Orchard Elementary School property in Odenton, MD. Many parents whose children attend the elementary school, as well as many residents who live in the surrounding neighborhoods are strongly opposed to installing a cell phone tower in this location. These concerned parents and neighbors are voicing their opposition by speaking out at community meetings and writing letters to the AACo Board of Education & Superintendent of Schools, Piney Orchard Community Association, District 21 Legislative Representatives, County Council Members, Milestone Communications and Verizon Wireless.
We are a community advocacy organization that is opposed to constructing cell phone towers on Anne Arundel County school properties.
If you have, or will have, a child or family member in a public school ANYWHERE, then you need to be aware that County School Boards ALL ACROSS THE U.S. are entering into master lease agreements to potentially lease the properties of EVERY SCHOOL in their county to wireless companies for constructing cellular phone towers on the school property. It seems that new studies are emerging all the time that show strong correlations between cell tower emissions and increased health risks, especially for young children.
We need to raise money to cover the attorney fees that we have incurred so far, and these fees will likely increase as this battle wages on. We are also paying monthly website maintenance fees and incurring costs to print flyers, handouts and other support materials. Please visit our fundraising page and make a donation to support our statewide fight against cell towers at schools:
Please sign our change.org petition:
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Please help us raise funds for our cause:
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE:
Important Upcoming Events:
Anne Arundel County Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 10 am
At the BOE Administration Building- 2644 Riva Rd. in Annapolis
We want to PACK THE HOUSE for this meeting! WEAR RED!
Visit our "How to Help" page for the email
addresses of the Board. Please email them to express your opposition to the cell tower at POES!
We have two goals:
1. Stop the construction of the cell tower at Piney Orchard Elementary School.
2. Convince the AACo Board of Education to revoke the Master Lease Agreement with Milestone Communications (Verizon contractor).