Cell phone towers on school sites

As a board of trustees you cannot allow a cell phone tower to be placed on school grounds. Some radio frequency transmitters are allowed on school grounds where there is no other infrastructure.

Cell phone towers are not allowed on school grounds

Cell phone towers, and other kinds of radio transmitters, cannot be located on school grounds.

Although there is no proven risk from cell phone towers, the Ministry has decided to take this step because of concerns in the community. Debate about a cell phone tower can distract from you primary function, which is to provide education.

To find out more, go to the Ministry for the Environment’s website (external link) .

Radio frequency transmitters on school grounds

Radio frequency transmitters for broadband transmission are allowed on school grounds in some cases. This includes the roll-out of broadband to rural schools and their communities. They are used when there is no other infrastructure available.

To find out more, go to Technology for learning.

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