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April 3, 2020
The governor issued an executive order allowing virtual meetings, as long as the public has access.
March 6, 2020
The board voted to lay off about 100 workers to close its 2020-21 budget deficit, may consider eliminating its police force in the future.
February 27, 2020
Teachers to receive layoff notices next week, but district hopes to rescind many by negotiating other cost-cutting solutions with unions.
February 6, 2020
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.
February 4, 2020
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
January 17, 2020
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.
January 15, 2020
Parents want the district to allocate $7.2 million to improve services for the district’s 5,000 African-American students.
January 14, 2020
West Contra Costa school board on Wednesday to begin reviewing suggestions for nearly $50 million in cuts over two years to balance budget.
January 10, 2020
Cutting nearly $40 million in West Contra Costa Unified triggers layoff worries, stirs distrust and puts superintendent’s job in jeopardy.
November 26, 2019
Nine district parents and teachers say police injured them during an Oct. 23 board meeting where they were protesting school closures.
November 22, 2019
The district measure will appear on the March ballot with a statewide construction bond measure that could provide matching funds to many districts.
November 22, 2019
Activists against school closures are targeting for recall Oakland Unified school board member Jody London, who voted in favor of school closures.
November 19, 2019
West Contra Costa Unified school board agrees to keep superintendent at the helm while searching for ways to bridge $48 million budget gap.
November 15, 2019
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.
November 14, 2019
The Oakland Unified school board closed its meeting to the public a second time after protesters turned out in force.