Modular Classrooms Reduced

Temporary buildings used as modular classrooms create two significant problems.

First, students must leave the school building to attend class, creating a potential security issue.

Second, they are very inefficient to heat and cool, making them more expensive to operate than a typical classroom.

As the result of Students First, including classroom additions built at several schools, Des Moines Public Schools has eliminated modular classrooms.

The chart below highlights the reduction in modular classrooms at DMPS:

Modular chart 2020