Elementary School Modernization
work involved expanding the existing staff/public
parking lot to add approximately 18 new parking spaces.
The existing student drop off/pick up driveway was modified to improve safety. A new concrete block
trash enclosure was installed to locate the dumpsters
away from the portable classrooms. Damaged
portions of the main entry stairs at the front entrance
of the building were rebuilt. To provide access for the
disabled, a new elevator was installed. Other
accessibility improvements included upgrading all
student toilet rooms, installing new door hardware
and adding a wheelchair lift to the stage.
classroom received new finishes; carpet, paint,
ceiling replacement (where required), new cabinetry
and new whiteboards. The main corridors, the administration
area and the auditorium were also refinished.
To meet current fire/life safety codes, the existing
fire sprinkler system was upgraded and new fire
doors were added at the bottom of the two existing
stairways on the first floor. The existing (original
1915 vintage) steam boiler, piping and radiators
were removed and replaced with a new hot water
boiler, new piping and new unit ventilators. Additional electrical outlets, new data wiring, new phone/intercom system and
a new fire alarm and intrusion alarm system were installed.
In June 2004, Branciforte Elementary School closed. As part of the Small Schools reorganization, Ark High, Monarch Elementary, Alternative Family Education (AFE), and Loma Prieta High moved onto the Branciforte Elementary School campus.
Newsletter, Winter 2003
Newsletter, Fall 2002
Newsletter, Spring 2002