Portable classroom for special education students to be added at BHS

A new portable classroom at Bonsall High School will be used to provide classroom instruction for special education students.

One 5-0 Bonsall Unified School District board vote May 15 authorized acceptance of a proposal from Class Leasing for the portable structure, while another 5-0 BUSD board vote that evening authorized site work for the building.

“That was to add a portable for special education at the high school,” said Justin Cunningham, who was the BUSD superintendent before his retirement July 31.

The building can potentially also be used for classes other than special education courses. The $77,000 the district paid to Class Leasing includes a five-year lease with an option to purchase the building. The lease purchase-to-own option payments are spread out over five years at $15,540 annually.

The $67,723 cost for the classroom structure consists of $44,920 for delivery and installation of the classroom and $22,803 for tenant improvements which will meet special education requirements.

The refurbished 24-foot by 40-foot classroom will include a counter, interior walls for office and changing room use, vinyl tile flooring, upper cabinets with doors, a wall-mounted heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, a wall-mounted hand wash sink with hot water, an adult restroom meeting Americans with Disabilities Act standards, a copper water supply line for a refrigerator, and a plumbing wall at the rear for a future drinking fountain.

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