A commitment to save a California school includes a groundbreaking agreement between the teachers' union and school district.
Charter school association says report, commissioned by the West Contra Costa Unified School District, is “pure propaganda.”
District is working with fiscal experts from the Alameda County Office of Education as it seeks an interim CFO to help stabilize financial practices.
West Contra Costa Unified’s superintendent and teachers’ union president work together on videos to attract families to district schools.
Oakland report on charter schools provides one of the most detailed portraits of their impact on a large urban district.
Alameda County Office of Education analysis of district’s budget reveals shortfall if all unions get the same level salary increase as teachers.
Oakland Unified to receive $1.2 million from city to help reinstate cuts to Restorative Justice and Foster Youth programs, supplement library funding.
Alameda County Office of Education team steps in to train district staff and help implement fiscal stability procedures as chief business officer position is eliminated.
West Contra Costa Unified is one of the latest California school districts to agree to switch from at-large to by-district elections in 2020. The goal is to have the board reflect the community's diversity.
Board member Jody London said the district could not give teachers the raises it agreed to in settling the recent strike without making the cuts.
The district and teachers' union reach a four-year agreement that would give teachers an 11 percent raise, plus a 3 percent bonus.
School boards in West Contra Costa Unified, Los Angeles Unified and Oakland Unified have all expressed concerns about the growth of charter schools.
District increased salary hike offer, but teachers' union and supporters are holding out. Demands include higher raises, smaller classes and student resources.
With a high percentage of students and teachers honoring picket line, Oakland Unified is losing state funds, partially offset by savings in not having to pay striking teachers’ salaries.
Weekend talks broke off after union held fast to its demands. The district canceled a Monday night board meeting to focus on negotiations.