Many East Valley, Ariz., school districts have found an easy way to bring in extra money as they deal with tight budgets, reports the East Valley Tribune: leasing land or easements for cell phone towers. It's something school districts have been doing for years, most since the mid-1990s, and it's been a lucrative way of getting extra revenue. The Mesa Unified School District, which has 38 towers throughout the district, brings in about $419,000 a year from the leases. The Gilbert Unified School District gets $96,000 annually, enough to pay for two teachers. The Chandler Unified School District has received

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