Students at Washington Elementary School Start School Year with New School, with Supplies Donated By Weitz Company

August 11, 2021  /  Press Releases,

West Palm Beach, FL – After spending two years in different school location, Washington Elementary School students, teachers, faculty and staff celebrated the start of the new school year with a new school and new supplies. 

In partnership with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, The Weitz Company donated over 400 backpacks stuffed with new school supplies to the students and teachers at Washington Elementary School.

“We are excited to support the Education Foundation’s backpack drive again this year, especially for a school we constructed,” said Michael Thomas, Director of The Weitz Company and Board Member for the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. “By providing essential supplies, we are able to create an environment that gives students an equal opportunity to learn and succeed.”

Construction of the new school, which is situated on a 9-acre site in Riviera Beach, Florida, featured the demolition of five classroom buildings, the cafeteria and portable classrooms to make way for the new single-story, 50,000 square-foot elementary school. The new classroom building features 514 student stations serving Kindergarten through Fifth grade level students. The existing 16,300 square-foot media center and administrative buildings were renovated. Site development included new utilities, site lighting, parking and driveways, bus loop, service yard, play fields and courts, covered P.E. shelter, playgrounds, and covered sidewalks.

“We are very excited about the modernization of Washington Elementary School and a successful and rewarding first day of school,” said Angel Garcia, Senior Projects Administrator for the School District of Palm Beach County. “We would like to extend a big thank you to The Weitz Company and BRPH for their professionalism, expertise and contribution to the design and construction management process.”

The Weitz Company served as the construction manager on the project, working closely with architect BRPH and client School District of Palm Beach County.