PASCO, Wash. - More than 3,000 students will attend Pasco High School this fall, that's enough students to leave Pasco High bursting at the seams.
It's still another three years before Chiawana High school opens up and gives students a little more breathing room in class. Until then Pasco is hoping portables will relieve some of the stress.
Monday, the school district starting rollling in and stacking up six new double portables classrooms for Pasco High School. The portables will give students 12 extra classrooms for 360 students. A district spokesman said the extra space won't go to waste.
"It gives us more flexibility with the schedule and we'll be able to offer the classes that the students need. Most people tend to forget the size of our high school. It's a large operation," said John Morgan, Planning Principal.
Morgan said the portables should be ready for classes sometime in October. He said the district pre-ordered the portables back in December, but relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina took priority.