|Summit Hall ES and fields|
The City of Gaithersburg will be putting a cell tower on the ball fields next to Summit Hall Elementary School.
As you might be able to guess, Summit Hall Elementary School is a Red Zone school in MCPS. Red Zone refers to schools with a high poverty rate as measured by the number of students that qualify for free and reduced meals.
We know that MCPS places cell towers at predominantly high-poverty schools. Watch the ABC7 report here.
Summit Hall Elementary School fits the pattern with a Free and Reduced Meals rate of 82%. 82% of the students at Summit Hall Elementary qualify for free or reduced price meals. So add Summit Hall Elementary School to the list of MCPS schools where children will play next to a HAZMAT cell tower compound.
The high number of children living in poverty in the Summit Hall Elementary neighborhood makes the community a target for a cell tower on the playground. Below is a picture of what the kids in this neighborhood will get.
|This will be the start of the cell tower base.|
Green zone children? Here's how the Wootton High School community reacted to a cell tower proposal for their field.