Bee Cave approves use of portable classrooms on school grounds

Bee Cave City Council on Jan. 25 unanimously approved an amendment to the code of ordinances zoning rules that allows for the use and regulation of relocatable or portable educational facilities in the city.

The amendment allows for portable classrooms to be permitted at private schools for a maximum of two years and at Lake Travis ISD schools with no time limit.

After two years, K-12 private schools would be allowed to apply for two six-month extensions with any additional extensions subject to council approval.

The International School of Texas at 15506 Hwy. 71 in Bee Cave, plans to add two temporary classroom buildings to its campus as it expands. The amendment to the zoning ordinance was necessary because no such rules for permitting existed in city code.

By Jennifer Schaefer

Editor, Lake Travis-Westlake and Northwest Austin

Jennifer joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2022. She spent the past 16 years working in newspapers as a reporter, copy editor and page designer. She is from Florida but has spent the past six years in the Austin area. She lives in Northwest Austin with her family and two dachshunds.