Ten MCPS schools currently have cell towers, including Sherwood, Albert Einstein and Springbrook high schools and Tilden Middle School, according to Dana Tofig, an MCPS spokesman. The towers serve various service providers, including Verizon, Sprint and AT&T.
Each provider pays the school district rent for the space, which varies by location and changes in the Consumer Price Index, Tofig said. The Whitman tower would bring in $2,000 a month, which would be divided evenly between MCPS, Whitman, and Whitman's cluster schools.
Two thousand dollars a month would buy a lot of logowear!