Washington Elementary School is located in a rural community in Fresno County, CA and recently underwent a multi-million dollar transformation to improve indoor and outdoor learning environments to align with the District’s standards for 21st Century education. The scope of the renovation at this pre-school through second grade campus included an overall technology “refresh” with wireless networks integrated throughout the school, interactive smart boards, tablets/devices and “wired” small group instructional spaces.
Funded by Bond Measures M (approved in 2014 and 2012, and both called Measure M) and State Proposition 51, the modernized spaces support engagement, collaboration and a variety of teaching and learning methodologies, which results in improved student performance. Building systems and site infrastructure were completely updated, including improvements to structural, heating and air conditioning, electrical and lighting, roofing, finishes, paving and grading. Rounding out the project are circulation improvements to the drop-off/pick-up loops to accommodate an increase at peak times, new lunch shelters and energy efficiency upgrades.