Better School Infrastructure Boosts Student Learning | Infographic
Two Ways Modular Building Can Improve School Infrastructure
1. Permanent Classrooms to Address Growing Populations
When schools are faced with growing enrollment, there are two ways they can proceed: add more students into each classroom or add one or more classes to each grade. A school with 81 second-graders can continue to operate with three classrooms, each with 27 students, or they can create a new second-grade class, so each now has 20-21 students.
Because school funding remains tight in most areas, adding teachers and constructing expansion space to accommodate fluctuating class numbers tends to be difficult. Many schools struggle with the schedule length and cost of traditional construction, keeping them from moving forward with building expansion projects. This struggle has been an ongoing problem, until schools began learning about and understanding how permanent modular classrooms can solve their expansion needs. Modular construction gives schools the opportunity to break down larger class sizes and create modern learning spaces in a shorter time frame and often at a fraction of the cost.
You might be shaking your head at the idea already, remembering stories of schools that tried, and failed, to successfully use modular classrooms in their district. But we’ve previously broken down the myths associated with using modulars and outlined how they’ve improved tremendously over a short period of time.
2. Temporary Classrooms During Expansion/Renovation
When your school has capital funds available to renovate or expand its existing buildings, the question arises, where do you put several classrooms of students who need to escape the noise and dangers of a construction crew? Even if parts of the school building can remain open during construction, there may be areas that need to be closed off.
For this situation, temporary modular classrooms can be leased for short-term swing space use, giving your students and teachers access to quiet and safe classrooms. Modular classroom buildings can be outfitted to hold a single class or multiple classrooms, from a couple thousand square feet to over 10 thousand square feet for significant capacity.
If your school is ready to show how better school infrastructure boosts student learning, contact our modular building expert in your area for more information on permanent or temporary modular classrooms.
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