Parents upset with an incoming cell phone tower at are putting together a protest campaign hoping the DeKalb County Board of Education reverses its July approval of the tower.
PTA members plan to post signs around the school and surrounding neighborhood and have begun lobbying local General Assemby representatives, including Scott Holcomb, Steve Henson and Sen. Fran Millar, said Stephanie Byrne, a PTA board member.
"Right now, we're really just trying to put pressure on the board of education," she said. "I don't think they have a lot of friends. At least in the political world."
Some parents plan to attend a Sept. 24 meeting at the Clarkston Women's Club in Clarkston organized by two groups protesting the construction of cell phone towers on school sites across the country. The Briarlake Elementary group has already launched a website, including a photo of students holding protest signs, to get the word out.
"People still don’t know in our area," Byrne said. "We’re knocking on doors and talking to neighbors who still don’t know."
In the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff community, the board also approved a cell tower at . T-Mobile proposed 12 towers, but the board knocked three off the list, including the now-shuttered , after angry parents protested before the vote.