Bay View Elementary School Modernization – Santa Cruz, CA

Santa Cruz City School Bond: Phase I

Damaged asphalt paving between classroom buildings was replaced or re-surfaced. Two new lunch shelters, each covering twelve lunch tables, were constructed near the Media Center. The newly enlarged parking lot adjacent to Mission Street and the hard court play area nearby were re-surfaced and re-striped. The other parking lot facing Bay Street was re-surfaced and re-striped with an area designated for a bus drop-off zone. Repairs were made to areas where water ponds along the path leading to Palm Street. A new trash enclosure with chain link gates was constructed with a small concrete ramp for ease of trash disposal. A six-foot high chain link fence and an access gate now separates the school and the public sidewalk on Palm Street.

The exterior of the buildings and covered walkways were repainted. Exterior doors that could not be modified to allow access for the disabled were replaced. All door hardware was upgraded as required to comply with disabled access requirements.

Interior surfaces in all classrooms, staff areas, and educational spaces were refinished. This included new paint, new and/or replaced ceiling tile, and new carpet or vinyl floor tile. Each classroom received new marker boards. All toilet rooms were upgraded to comply with disabled access requirements. This included new plumbing fixtures, new toilet partitions and new ceramic tile on the walls and floor.

Interior doors were upgraded with new hardware to meet disabled access requirements. New floor-mounted unit ventilators were installed in each classroom. The multi-purpose room and the administrative area also received mechanical upgrades. The existing folding lunch tables and benches were restored, and a new higher platform (stage) with chair storage underneath replaced the existing one. A new wheelchair lift was also installed to provide stage access for the disabled.

A new phone/intercom system, fire alarm system and intrusion alarm system were installed. New electrical outlets and data outlets were installed throughout the school as required.

Santa Cruz City School Bond: Phase II

Bay View Elementary School has the distinction of being the largest elementary school in the Santa Cruz City Schools District. It has the largest student population, the largest staff and the most program offerings.

The scope of Phase I involved renovation of the administration-classroom building, the library-media center, the multipurpose building and the five portable classrooms to the south of campus. This work included new finishes in classrooms: new paint, new carpet and/or vinyl floor tiles and new marker boards.The library-media center received paint, new vinyl flooring and new casework. The interior of the multipurpose building has been repainted, a new floor installed, the stage has been enlarged and new tables have been purchased. All restrooms on campus were completely redone with new fixtures, partitions and tile on the walls and floors.

The entire campus has an upgraded electrical and data system, improved heating and ventilation system, a new phone and intercom system and the fire alarm-security system was improved. The exteriors of the buildings have been repainted and extensive site-work completed.

The three additional portables were completed as part of the Adult Education relocation plan. The roof replacement is complete and miscellaneous termite repairs were performed where necessary. Some minor site grading to remedy roof and site drainage issues were completed. Additional site lighting was installed at the perimeter of the block wall at the Bay Street/Mission Street parking lot. The playfield underwent some fairly significant upgrades to the drainage and sprinkler system.

Project Details



Santa Cruz City Schools
405 Old San Jose Road
Soquel, CA 95073



DES 339 Bradford Street
Redwood City, CA 94063



Beverly Prior Architects
375 Fremont Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105