How to Use Portable Buildings for School Operations

June 15, 2022

If your teachers and students are feeling a bit cramped, it may be time to get portable classrooms that can easily provide the extra room you need. Adding temporary portable buildings for education, or even for continuing teaching during renovations, are just a couple reasons why it’s ideal for schools to choose expert agencies that specialize in temporary structures for expansion projects. 

Some teachers may be concerned about teaching in temporary structures, however with a few tips, portable classroom teaching can be almost no different than teaching in your school’s main building. 

Here’s how expanding your school’s operations with temporary structures can prove to be the best solution for your needs. 

Quickly Gain More Space and Versatility

Portable buildings allow for more space when you need it. Overcrowding is a problem for many schools across the nation. Frequently this is because the school building just doesn’t have enough room to accommodate the smaller class sizes that students, parents, and teachers need. Temporary structures can solve this problem. Adding temporary buildings to your campus can quickly (and efficiently) increase the amount of space you need for learning. Plus, they are cost-effective and can be removed easily whenever you no longer need them. Therefore, if your student population shrinks or grows, it is quick and simple to add or subtract buildings based on your school’s needs.

Easily Renovate and Repair

Another ideal situation for using portable buildings is during a school renovation or repair project. If your school needs major repairs or renovations, you might be trying to decide whether they can wait until summer. Instead, your school can remodel immediately without sacrificing your students’ education.

Tips for Teaching in Portable Classrooms

When discussing portable buildings for schools, some teachers become concerned about the challenges of teaching in a portable classroom. However, these buildings come with many of the same comforts as the classrooms inside the main building. For example, they can be equipped with climate control.

However, it’s not to say that there are not a couple of specific things to plan for if you will be teaching in a portable classroom. 

  1. First, have a system for getting to the main building. That way, if your class needs to go to the main building together, you have a plan on how to get there, get in, and ensure that your students behave on the way. 
  2. Another thing to think about is bathroom procedures. Your portable classroom may be equipped with a bathroom. However, if this isn’t the case, you will need to walk to the main building to use the restroom. Consider instituting a bathroom buddy system for students or having your entire class break at a certain time every day to use the restroom.

With the right team of temporary structure experts, you can choose from a variety of temporary structure options, from portable buildings to tent rentals. Therefore, if your school needs extra classroom space, or if you are having an event where you need rental tents, your experienced team can help you find the right solutions.