Some Lexington parents don’t want portable classrooms

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Lexington, Ky. (AP) – Some public school parents are uneasy about Lexington’s use of portable classrooms to ease overcrowding.

The parents say they want the district to come up with a long-term plan for overcrowding, rather than the portables becoming permanent solutions.

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Parent Maggie Draus told The Lexington Herald-Leader she is concerned about the news that Cassidy Elementary School is one of several in Fayette County likely to get portable classrooms in the fall. She says she doesn’t want her child learning in a portable building, which resembles a mobile home.

The school district expects to allocate $430,000 in the current budget and $1.4 million in the 2016-17 budget for portables.

Cassidy, along with four other elementary schools are expected to get portable units.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,