CHASSE recently completed the rebuilding of Frank Elementary in Guadalupe, Arizona. The pre-K through 5th grade school underwent a complete school rebuild while the campus remained active. The rebuild included a new administration and learning commons building, a new multipurpose room, and a cafeteria building which houses three music classrooms that were named and dedicated to Ronaldo and Elena Sanchez. The project includeed ample opportunity for natural daylight in each space, polished concrete floors and carpet use, as well as outdoor dining and learning spaces. There is also a new bus drop and parent drop off area with longer queuing areas and more parking opportunities.
The rebuild was performed in two phases. The campus added three new buildings for an approximate total of 79,400 square feet. The campus has a two story building which is about 48,900 square feet and includes approximately 37 new classrooms.
Below is a listing of new features and upgrades that are featured in Frank Elementary’s new school!
- Natural daylight and LED lighting throughout.
- 2012 Energy Code Requirements and Building Energy Management System in use.
- Separate cafeteria and multipurpose room that can be used at the same time.
- More energy savings with less exterior doors and access points with energy efficient windows.
- More centralized parent and community gathering areas with easier use for night or community meetings.
- Outdoor community amphitheater for after hour events and use by community.
- Student breakout spaces.
- Outdoor learning area designed by Frank students.
- Outdoor dining and shade area.
- Building designed by keeping with a traditional Spanish theme.
School Safety Upgrades:
- Parking and access to front of school and administration area will be much closer.
- Parent drop-off and queuing will be safer and more organized while also not causing issues with traffic.
- All doors locked and secured during lockdown by use of electrified doors without staff requiring to secure.
- Secured playground areas within courtyard for kindergarten through first-grade.
- Secured centralized courtyards for better building security.
- More windows for better sight of the campus.
- Less access points to get within the building in lieu of all classrooms with exterior doors.