The Board of Education is the land owner of public school property.
Only the Board of Education can make decisions to build, sell or buy public school land.
However, Superintendent Jack Smith has decided to bypass the Board of Education on Wednesday, January 4, 2016, and he will be asking the Montgomery County Tower Committee to approve the construction of a cell tower at Neelsville Middle School without the consent of the Board of Education.
Afterall, who cares about another cell tower on another Red Zone (high poverty rate) school?
And who cares about getting the approval of the land owner, the Board of Education, prior to constructing a cell tower for a private company on public school land?
No need to follow the national news to hear reports of government officials making back room deals, behind closed doors. Just follow MCPS and the Montgomery County Tower Committee and you will witness the exact same behavior right in your own backyard.
Bowers Putting Another Cell Tower Compound on Another Red Zone Playground - Meeting Tues. April 14th at 7 PM: Parents' Coalition of Montgomery County, Maryland