Two rows of portables sit across from each other in Solana Vista Elementary in the Solana Beach School District. It is one of the districts asking voters for new school bonds this November, intended in part to replace portable classrooms. April 12, 2016. Megan Wood, inewsource
Newsletter: How many portable classrooms are there at your school?
When a school district in California runs out of space and needs more classrooms, it typically has the option to put up a new building or to install a portable classroom. You’ve seen them, those familiar structures used as offices on construction sites.
In this episode of the inewsource podcast we look at how those classrooms, often considered just temporary measures by school administrators, have become a permanent fixture at school sites throughout the county.
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In this episode reporter Leo Castaneda discusses portable classrooms with data journalist Joe Yerardi.
We asked parents, teachers and board members what they think about portable classrooms at their schools. We added some of those comments to our portables page, where you can also read the whole series and tell us what you think about these permanent fixtures on school campuses.