Trailers shelter mixed feelings among tenants

Inside the main building, Statesmen are greeted with the sights, sounds
and smells of construction – wires hang from ceilings, wooden boards
replace doorways and dust fills the air. Outside the main building,
however, are clean, shiny new classrooms.

These trailers, which stand on top of the tennis courts, house the math
department, Driver’s Education and some elective and foreign language

The math department moved as a team to the trailers, even though only a
few math classrooms are being renovated. But, the foreign language
department was split between trailers and classrooms.

“Mr. Pearson wanted whole curriculum teams to move,” Latin teacher Brian
Kane said. However, the language department was “too big” for all of
its classes to fit in trailers.

While Kane volunteered to move to a trailer, Spanish teacher Fernando Uribarri was placed by the administration.

Uribarri was told he would have to move to a trailer “at the last minute.”

“It was terrible, but we have to be flexible,” Uribarri said.

He prefers his trailer over a traditional classroom.

“Inside it’s dusty [and] nasty. In here it doesn’t look like a prison.”

Math teacher Judy Greenblum enjoys benefits of being away from the building as well.

“We have a beautiful deck and we face the football field,” Greenblum said. “We can regulate the temperature.”

A couple of students have had more negative things to say about the trailers.

“It sucks when it is raining because there are puddles everywhere,” junior Annie Brinza said.

And then there’s the traffic that clogs door five, leaving those waiting for it to clear up.

“There is a huge crowd while going to the trailers,” sophomore Lena Pedliken said.

The trailers have “made it difficult” for her to get to her classes on time.

“You can’t stop, you can’t go to your locker,” Pedliken added.