and Planned Improvements (School Year
2008-09) This section provides
information about the condition of the school’s grounds, buildings,
and restrooms, and a description of any planned or recently
completed facility improvements.
|Bransford Elementary is
located on Travis Blvd., in the City of Fairfield. |
The district takes great efforts to ensure that all schools are
clean, safe, and functional. To assist in this effort, the district
uses a facility survey instrument developed by the State of
California Office of Public School Construction. The results of this
survey are available on this site.
Below is more specific information on the condition of the school
and the efforts made to ensure the students are provided with a
clean, safe, and functional learning environment.
Age of School
The original construction dates back to 1954. However, due to growth
within the Bransford Elementary attendance area, it has been
necessary to add 16 additional buildings that serve as classrooms,
library/media centers, and student support facilities. All
classrooms and support facilities have been provided with on-line
access to support student leaning. The campus also includes a
preschool/day care facility designed for early childhood education.
A new playground structure has been built to accommodate a variety
of physical activities for children of all ages on our playground.
District maintenance staff ensures that repairs necessary to keep
the school in good repair and working order are completed in a
timely manner. A work order process is used to ensure efficient
service and that emergency repairs
are given the highest priority.
The district governing board has adopted Strategic Goals, which
include cleaning standards for all schools in the district.
(Strategic Goal #4). These standards are available at any school
site and the District Office. The district’s Operations Department
works daily with the custodial staff to develop cleaning schedules
to ensure a clean and safe school, along with the supervision of the
The district participates in the State School Deferred Maintenance
Program, which provides state matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar
basis, to assist school districts with expenditures for major
repair/replacement of existing school building components.
Typically, this includes roofing, plumbing, heating, air
conditioning, electrical systems, interior or exterior painting, and
floor systems. For the 2008-2009 school year, the districted has
budgeted $119,000 for the deferred maintenance program.
For the 2008-2009 school year the district’s Governing Board has
approved deferred maintenance projects for this school in the area
During the 2008-2009 school year there are no modernization projects
planned. In 2001 a modernization project was completed. Please see
the description under the heading “Age of School Building”.
Construction of a new library was completed in February 2008. The
new library is a valued edition to the campus. The new wood framed
building includes approximately 4,000 of useable space.
The new library design incorporates an activity-oriented learning
environment, with space, furniture, equipment, and resources
available for researching, browsing, reading,
listening, viewing, and computing. The facility has seating for 35
stations, a story area for younger audiences, 6 reference computer
stations and wireless internet
capability. The library collection has been designed for 14,000
books in a variety of different subjects. A computerized projection
system is built-in for special presentations.
A librarian's desk is built in and positioned to provide maximum
visibility of the entire library and control for the entry to the
facility. The librarian’s desk area includes a book drop, checkout
station, book storage, and power & data controls for the projection
system. The projection system includes specialized lighting and
amplification system designed for large presentations. The building
has been designed with natural lighting and an open floor plan to
provide an inviting and comfortable learning space for students and