Thousands of students in Washington and Oregon go to school in what are known as “portable classrooms”.
These temporary structures were a quick solution to the problem of growing population and lack of funding for school facilities in parts of the Northwest.
But many of these “temporary” structures are still around. They’re not environmentally friendly or healthy places for students to learn.
From the outside, Billie Lane’s classroom looks like a trailer home, standing in the parking lot behind the Kalles Jr. High school in Puyallup.