West Contra Costa Unified is eyeing to cut $32 million from next year's budget including teaching jobs. Layoff notices will go out by March 15.
The school board has agreed it must cut about $21.5 million from next year's budget but is now getting proposals on where to make those cuts
The school board and others in West Contra Costa Unified did not approve a plan to convert six elementary schools into K-8 schools next year.
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
West Contra Costa school board on Wednesday to begin reviewing suggestions for nearly $50 million in cuts over two years to balance budget.
Cutting nearly $40 million in West Contra Costa Unified triggers layoff worries, stirs distrust and puts superintendent’s job in jeopardy.
Nine district parents and teachers say police injured them during an Oct. 23 board meeting where they were protesting school closures.
The district measure will appear on the March ballot with a statewide construction bond measure that could provide matching funds to many districts.
Activists against school closures are targeting for recall Oakland Unified school board member Jody London, who voted in favor of school closures.
West Contra Costa Unified school board agrees to keep superintendent at the helm while searching for ways to bridge $48 million budget gap.
A $48 million budget deficit is threatening the job of Superintendent Matthew Duffy. A special school board meeting on Friday is expected to focus on possible termination of his contract.
The Oakland Unified school board closed its meeting to the public a second time after protesters turned out in force.
After two and a half years, Oakland Unified’s superintendent faces school closing protests, fallout from a teachers’ strike, and averting insolvency.
No protesters showed up, prompting some critics to allege the board violated open meeting laws in its attempt to prevent disruptions.
District officials offer to meet with protesters as Oakland and state teachers' unions echo demands for school closure moratorium until 2022.