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School approves cell phone tower study

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The board is considering an interesting way to boost revenue.

Monday, they agreed to let Municipal Communications from Atlanta study the feasibility of putting cell phone towers on school property.

It won't cost the system anything, and it could generate $10,000 a year per cell tower for 25years.

"It's an opportunity to make funds to add to the general budget,"said the Assistant Director of Facilities and Capital Projects, Bob Fowler. "It's something we would consider. It's nothing we're obligated to. The study may take a year or more."

Some members brought up concerns about whether possible radiation from towers could harm students. Again, board just approved a study.