Ramtech Building will be back exhibiting at the 2014 Texas Charter Schools Conference being held this month at the Westin Galleria on December 10-12 in Houston, Texas. The conference is expected to draw over 1,300 attendees from across the state, including administrators, board members, policy makers, and teachers interested in training, networking, sharing best practices and viewing the latest in industry-leading products and services.
Ramtech will be represented in booth 123 by business development specialists Jeff Ward and Sabrina Queen who will be promoting our portable classrooms, relocatable and permanent modular school buildings, and modular construction capabilities. The exhibition will begin Wednesday afternoon at one o’clock in the exhibit hall, followed by the start of the general session with keynote speaker Dr. Adolf Brown, the Founder, President, and CEO of The Leadership & Learning Institute.
The Texas Charter Schools Conference is an annual gathering hosted by the Texas Charter Schools Association, a statewide association created in 2008 to focus on accelerating student achievement in Texas by empowering a diverse set of effective and quality driven charter schools. The Association represents 90% of the estimated 178,000 charter students that are enrolled at the 552 charter school campuses in Texas. Over the last five years Texas has seen an average annual growth rate of 15% for students in open enrollment charter schools, and the state currently has more than 100,000 students on waiting lists. Texas charter schools receive state funds based on the average daily attendance of students, however they do not receive state facilities funding.
This situation creates opportunities for charter schools to acquire new facilities using modular construction in order to meet both the tight budgetary requirements and the strict scheduling demands of opening new schools within the required timeframe. In addition to displaying our traditional relocatable and permanent modular building products, Ramtech will also highlight our Accelerated Building System program, a prefabricated permanent school construction approach that combines offsite manufacturing and on-site construction techniques in order to produce a building faster and with less design and construction costs than a completely site built structure.