Friday, February 20, 2015

No Documents Exist to Support Cell Tower Construction Curriculum

The Maryland Critical Area Commission has received a request to approve the construction of a cell tower on the Magothy River Middle School playground.  Magothy River Middle School is in Anne Arundel County and sits within the land that is part of the Critical Area of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Critical Area application is shown below.

The application references a cell tower construction curriculum that has been developed with the Anne Arundel Board of Education as a special circumstance that justifies the construction of this cell tower in a Critical Area of the Chesapeake Bay.  

In an attempt to verify that such a curriculum existed, we filed a Maryland Public Information Act request with the Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  The response was that AACPS "has no such curricular documents."

February 19, 2015

This email is in response to your request under the Public Information Act, Annotated Code of Maryland, General Provisions Article (GP) § 4-101, et seq., seeking information “curriculum in place in Anne Arundel Public Schools that deals with the placement, construction, maintenance, and landscaping of telecommunications towers.

Anne Arundel County Public Schools has no such curricular documents.

Pursuant to GP §4-362, in the event you disagree with any determination regarding this Maryland Public Information Act request you may seek judicial review by filing a complaint with the Circuit Court in Anne Arundel County.

Please contact me at 410-222-5312 should you have any further questions.


Bob Mosier
Chief Communications Officer
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Phone: 410-222-5312
Twitter: @AACountySchools


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