K.I. Jones Elementary2001 Winston DriveFairfield, CA 94534Kindergarten ComplexIn the Summer of 2003, the School District constructed a new kindergarten building at K.I. Jones Elementary School. The new building allows the District to get rid of an older portable at the school.
Teachers and staff are happy for the new classroom. With plenty of natural light, the new facility is much more conducive to learning. The design of the building also is more geared towards kindergarten students than traditional classrooms.
Some of the highlights of this building include an energy efficient design, lots of storage space for teachers, built-in student cubbies, a separate teacher’s prep room, a teaching wall, a carpeted sitting area for story time, and wall to wall tackable surfaces to display children’s artwork and learning posters. The building also contains it’s own restrooms, so that students don’t have to leave the classrooms to go to the restroom. The energy efficient features include a clerestory window to let in natural lighting, a fully automated HVAC system, fluorescent lighting, and dual pane windows.
The project was possible thanks to Measure C and State bond funds. The classroom is an “Emily” series building designed by ATI Architects. Construction management was by Turner Construction Co. Inc. The construction was completed by West Coast Contractors of Fairfield.