Located in rural Fresno County, Pine Ridge Elementary School District serves a population of 100 students at a single K-8 campus. Pine Ridge School has a need to replace portable buildings with a permanent building solution that contains three classrooms for pre-K and kindergarten grade levels as well as other general modernizations to the campus. The school district does not qualify for Proposition 51 State funding, therefore passing a bond measure or attempting to secure hardship monies are the only avenues for funding their improvement projects.
BCA Architects began working with the District to perform a conditions/needs assessment of their existing facilities, then provided a recommendation on the best use of the limited funding they will have available to them. Safety and accessibility improvements are needed throughout the campus, including administration improvements. The new modular classroom building will help establish 21st Century educational principles in an environment that supports collaboration and a variety of teaching and learning methodologies.