AUSTIN (KXAN) - After construction bonds failed, the Austin Independent School District needs to make room for the growing number of students moving into the district.
Over the last five years, the student population has grown by 3,000 students.
The most overcrowded campus in the district is Blazier Elementary School.
"Blazier had an eight classroom addition that was in one of the propositions that was not successful," said Paul Turner, AISD facilities director.
The campus is now expecting a delivery of five more portable classrooms that will be coming from other campuses that do not need them as bad.
In addition to the fast fix, the district wants to get ahead of future development around Blazier and across Austin.
"We're expecting to add somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 students over the next 10 years," Turner said.
Ten AISD elementary schools have an opposite issue going on -- they're only about 75 percent full. In the past, talk of closing underutilized campuses did not go over well.
"It's something that may be discussed again," Turner said. "I mean given the public reaction it would certainly be something we need to think carefully about."
One option the superintendent has said is likely would be adjusting boundary lines that dictate which school a child must attend. But it would not help Blazier Elementary because all of the nearby schools are overcrowded, too.
"Not having space for the children is not an option," Turner said. "We're going to provide the space that they need in whatever way is necessary to ensure their instruction is not interrupted in any way."
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