Portable Storage Addresses Classroom Overcrowding

The portable storage industry could help tackle the crowded classroom issue with containerized storage that can morph into inexpensive, temporary facilities for students.

Kansas City, MO, August 05, 2007 --(PR.com)-- School may be out for summer, but a new semester will begin in just weeks – and school overcrowding is still making headlines. In fact, overcrowded schools continue to be a major national problem, according to a study by the Neighborhood Capital Budget Group, despite a public sector effort to build more facilities.

"Studies show unpleasant consequences from overcrowded schools, including a negative impact on student learning," said John Finnessy, CMP, Executive Director the National Portable Storage Association, or NPSA, a nonprofit membership association dedicated to the advancement of the
portable storage industry. "Portable storage can offer solutions that help students realize a better tomorrow."

Indeed, portable storage containers can be transformed into temporary classroom facilities complete with carpeting and air conditioning. With ramps, steps, safety rails, furniture and fixtures, the portable storage unit serves as a foundation for solving the overcrowded school problem.

What's more, the containers are inexpensive, making it an economically viable alternative to building new facilities for temporary enrollment overloads. Alternatively, the containers can be used as mobile classrooms that travel from school district to school district for special educational events. In any case, the containers can be stripped and used for traditional storage of athletic equipment and other items if permanent facilities are built.

"Portable storage continues to demonstrate its flexibility to solve the space needs of many industries," said NPSA Operations Manager Joel Rathbone. "Portable and temporary classrooms kill several birds with one stone: they alleviate large expenditures in the school budget, offer storage space for records and equipment, and, most importantly, help make sure students have every opportunity to learn in a quality environment."

For more information, visit www.npsa-us.org.

The National Portable Storage Association
The National Portable Storage Association is dedicated to the advancement of the portable storage industry. We at the NPSA are here to serve those in the portable storage industry who rent, sell or lease containers, trailers and mobile offices. The NPSA assists members with industry, regulatory and workforce issues; plus, offers members networking, marketing and legislative support at national, state and local levels.

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