Teachers to receive layoff notices next week, but district hopes to rescind many by negotiating other cost-cutting solutions with unions.
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 and others in West Contra Costa Unified did not approve a plan to convert six elementary schools into K-8 schools next year.
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.
The district measure will appear on the March ballot with a statewide construction bond measure that could provide matching funds to many districts.
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.
Like Oakland Unified, West Contra Costa faces budget deficits and sought help from its county office of education.
West Contra Costa Unified will give community committee updated information by November, according to settlement agreement.
West Contra Costa Unified has also launched a recruiting website and added new teacher training to attract and retain educators.
West Contra Costa Unified, which already has two K-8 schools, plans to expand three more elementary schools to K-8 starting in the fall.
Matthew Duffy said his primary goals are raising student achievement and reducing teacher turnover.
In response to warnings of potential ICE raids, Oakland reiterates support for undocumented immigrant families.
County offices of education are working with districts identified for "differentiated assistance" due to poor performance by student subgroups.