Portable buildings become fixtures at overcrowded AISD


At Murchison Middle School, almost a third of the students take band classes.

"The band program has expanded to nearly 500 students," said Director of Bands Whitney Crowley. 

Those students are crammed into a space built for much fewer students, which has made practicing a challenge.

At close to 1,500 students, Murchison is the largest middle school in the district and teachers say the school is busting at the seams.  Hundreds of kids spend their classes in portable buildings. 

"They run on a different bell schedule and they transition differently because it you have 1,500 kids transition at the same time, it's a lot of kids," said assistant principal Rob Musfeldt. 

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