Schools Boards in select locations have voted to ban cell towers. In 2008 the West Lin-Wilsonville School Board in Oregon voted to prohibit commercial microwave cell sites on and adjacent to school property. The School Board allows the one existing cell tower contract to expire. Board members were concerned that the cell sites were not proven safe.

In 2008, a parent of a child that attends Staten Island Intermediate School 34 in Staten Island, NY noticed a radiofrequency radiation sign on the third floor of the school.  The parent became concerned about the health effects that may students may experience and was instrumental in the Department of Education deciding to remove the microwave dish and antennas from the school’s roof.  The antennas were part of a city-wide communications system for first responders and had not been operational.

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