In Pr. George’s County, momentum builds…

…against cellphone towers at school sites.

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Multitude of antennae atop the tower emits
pulsing microwaves.

The president of the Prince George’s County chapter of the NAACP wants the county school system to halt the construction of cellphone towers on school property until school officials review information about the possible dangers that the towers could pose.

Bob Ross joined a chorus of residents who recently testified as part of an ongoing protest of the school system’s plans to allow 73 schools in the county to become sites for cellphone towers.

Nearly 1,100 people have signed an online petition calling for school leaders to stop the construction of the towers.

Ross recently told Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell and the school board that he considers the cellphone towers a matter of environmental justice with concerns being raised about the exposure to radio-frequency radiation.

“If there is a possibility to cause harm to our children . . . it is your responsibility to look at all the possibilities,” said Ross, who decided to join the group of concerned residents after members of the newly formed Safe Schools for Prince George’s County met with members of his board.

The group’s online petition also calls for a moratorium on the construction of the cellphone towers. >>> Read More Washington Post  >>> Read more Prince George’s County sentinel 
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2014 Kevin Maxwell
Prince George’s County Public Schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell was on the Kojo Nnamdi show today at noon. (courtesy Parents’ Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland )
Kojo asked him the following question:
On August 5th Dr. Maxwell signed a lease with a company not approved by the Board of Education to build a cell tower at Flowers High School. Why did Dr. Maxwell sign this document without a public vote of the Board of Education and without input from the Flowers High School neighbors and community?  Can Dr. Maxwell please explain how he thinks 3 cell tower compounds on every school playground will attract families to PG County public schools?

Kevin Maxwell’s answer:  

QUESTIONABLE CONTRACTS SIGNED BY DR. MAXWELL, MR JAMES FISHER, MONICA GOLDSON

  1. 231640564-Milestone-Charles-Carroll-MS-Real-Property-Deed-of-Lease-Agreement
  2. 231640568-Milestone-Telecommunications-Leasing-Master-Agreement-Signed
  3. 231640571-Milestone-Tower-LP-Real-Property-Deed-of-Lease-Agreement-and-Memorandum-of-Lease-Benjamin-Tasker-MS
  4. 237512706-Milestone-Tower-LP-Real-Property-Deed-of-Lease-Agreement-and-Memorandum-of-Lease-Charles-Herbert-Flowers-HS
  5. 1231640571-Milestone-Tower-LP-Real-Property-Deed-of-Lease-Agreement-and-Memorandum-of-Lease-Benjamin-Tasker-MS

OPINION AND CALL FOR ACTION

Chairman Segun Eubanks is clearly misleading in the above Washington Post article. The truth of the matter is that, he was not even on the Prince George’s county Board of Education when the Board of Education for Prince George’s County took less than 40 seconds to vote on the Milestone Master Lease in 2010. What is he talking about that the BOE has done considerable homework? The Board of Education for Prince George’s County did not do their assignment. This Milestone Communications deal was hawked at the Maryland Association of Boards of Education (MABE) parties mixed with alcohol in Ocean City out of the public view. Chairman Segun Eubanks is only interested in making money for himself at the expense of the community. We must say no to these shennanigans!

If the Board of Education for Prince George’s County want to do their Homework, they should watch this Harvard University lecture.

http://today.law.harvard.edu/at-center-for-ethics-…

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Prince George’s County school board chairman Segun Eubanks listens to parents and staff speak. He has been laughing all the way to the Bank recently…

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