Does your school have enough classrooms for its students? When schools grow, they often find themselves without enough space. Rather than increasing classroom sizes, consider investing in mobile trailers instead. Mobile trailers can be used to create completely modular classroom systems. These classrooms have all the capabilities of conventional classrooms, plus some additional benefits.
1. Adjust to the Shifting Needs of Your Students
You may find that you have more students at different times of the year or that your department sizes fluctuate dramatically. Mobile trailers provide extra classrooms where you can send classes that may not always be full. This way, you won't have to disrupt your core classrooms, but you'll still be able to provide the flexibility and space for niche and growing interests.
2. Lower Class Sizes by Adding Space
If your school needs space but doesn't have the budget to construct additional classrooms, the only other solution may seem to be increasing class sizes. This is never a good outcome; increased class sizes almost universally lead to poorer student performance. Instead, you can use mobile trailers to add classrooms at a low cost to your school.
3. Reduce Infrastructure and Overhead Costs
Compared to new construction, mobile classrooms are far more affordable. You don't need to purchase a mobile classroom; you can just lease it for the amount of time that you need it. If your school is currently tightening the purse strings, creating new buildings on campus may not be feasible.
Further, you aren't responsible for the ordinary wear-and-tear of a mobile trailer. As with any other rental, you're only responsible for your rental costs. This is far less of a long-term burden than maintaining permanent infrastructure.
4. Provide Temporary Classrooms During Construction
Many schools are constantly in a state of repair. If large portions of your school are currently under renovation, temporary classrooms can be the perfect way to ensure that students still have a place to go. Construction can take a long time and have unexpected delays. It often isn't enough to just shuttle students into other rooms.
Mobile trailers can also be useful if your school is currently expanding but does not yet have room for its new students. You can use temporary trailers for classrooms until the new construction has been completed.
5. Relocate Classrooms From School to School
Are you a part of a larger school system? Mobile trailers can be moved from school to school, depending on which campus needs them the most. This can be an excellent investment, as you'll have the flexibility to increase the capacity of your schools at will. If you find that some schools are expanding faster than others, classrooms can be quickly deployed there.
Classrooms can also be moved around as needed for extracurricular programs, groups, activities, and special events.
6. Utilize Previously Unused Space
Does your school currently have empty space that isn't being developed? Many schools have land on their campus that they don't have the money to build on. Placing mobile trailers on this land gives you the opportunity to use it for other projects or programs.
You may be able to lease out the space to other schools for extra revenue or open the door to additional programs on that space. Community centers and meeting halls can be constructed on your previously unused space to bring in community members and encourage engagement.
Whether your school is growing on a budget or needs some temporary space, mobile trailers can help. Mobile trailers are easy to maintain, affordable to keep up, and completely flexible to your needs. For more information, contact B & R Sales and Leasing.