David A. Weir Preparatory Academy
1975 Pennsylvania Avenue
Fairfield, CA 94533
The District celebrated the reopening of David Weir Elementary in the Fall of 2006. To meet increasing enrollment at Fairview and Bransford Elementary Schools, the District remodeled and reopened David Weir. The District had been using the site as a District Headquarters until growing enrollment necessitated moving the Headquarters to a new location on Hilborn Avenue in Fairfield.
The remodeling of David Weir was extensive and included refurbishments in all existing classrooms and buildings. The new classrooms and other rooms were furnished with new flooring, casework, ceiling tiles, tackible wall materials, lighting and data outlets for internet access. Phonic Ear sound systems were installed in all classrooms to provide students with more equal hearing in the rooms.
The front of the campus was completely redone with new landscaping, a new bus drop-off area and improvements to the building exterior. A new kindergarten complex was also added at the front of the school with a separately fenced playground and play structure. New play structures were also added within the campus for upper grade use. All the new play structures have a poured-in-place rubber surfacing for optimum safety.
The library was refurbished with new casework and book storage. The room was also furnished with additional data outlets and a wireless internet hub. Six new portable classrooms were added to the site to replace aged portables and a separate modular facility, with separate entry, was constructed for the District’s PERL program.
Campuswide, new systems were installed for Energy Management, fire alarm, intercom and HVAC. The kitchen was renovated and the existing hardwood flooring in the gymnasium was refinished. The front entry and parking lot was also renovated with new asphalt also constructed for a larger play area. Significant renovations were also made to the landscaping within the campus to provide an inviting and attractive atmosphere for staff and students.
Measure ‘C’ and state bond funds were used to pay for the project. The work was complete by the Fall of 2006, after only 4 months of construction. The work was performed by West Coast Contractors of Fairfield. Facility Services of Napa provided Construction Management. TLCD Architects of Fairfield prepared the design plans. Creegan and De’Angelo was the lead civil engineering firm on the project.