According to Principal Moua “WES is projected to have 685 students for the 2014-2015 school year. However, WES will more likely have approximately 650 students, which is roughly 40 more students than [in 2013-2014].” As as result, Woodlin will have nine portables (increase of two from 2013-2014) – two by the parking lot and seven in the grassy area behind the school. There will be four ’5th grade’ portable/classrooms and three ‘second grade’ portables/classrooms with the other two portables to be used for specials, which has been the standard.
Note: Due to new fire codes, the two existing portables closest to WES will be removed and replaced with two new ones and located further out onto the field behind the school (making a total of four portables that will be placed onto the field in Summer 2014). MCPS’ placement of WES portables were determined by the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue based on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) regulations. Use and occupancy permits are issued by Montgomery County’s Department of Permitting Services, and will only be issued prior to occupancy if compliance is met.