By Gary Lloyd
The Trussville City Board of Education last week approved the addition of one portable classroom at Paine Primary School for the 2013-2014 school year.
The board of education in May approved of adding up to two modular classrooms at the primary school, but only one will now be needed.
The school system will rent the portable through William Scotsman at a cost of $16,003.75. Clements Dean Building will do the structural, mechanical and electrical work for a cost of $34,800.
The two portables were approved in May due to student enrollment. Paine Primary School this year had five portable classrooms. The school has a capacity of 774 students but housed 913 this school year. There are eight portables at Paine Intermediate School. The school has a capacity of 785 students but housed 941.
The two Paine schools housed 1,812 students this school year despite a two-school capacity of 1,559.
The board of education has been working on plans for two new elementary schools in Trussville that would solve overcrowding issues.
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