Monday, May 25, 2020

Community Views

WCCUSD confirms decision not to renew Manzanita Middle's charter

WCCUSD confirms decision not to renew Manzanita Middle’s charter

By Don Gosney When the WCCUSD Board of Education met on for a Special Called meeting on Tuesday, April 28, there was a misunderstanding by almost all of the 60 public speakers and even some...
Gioia: We've flattened the curve, but there's more work to do

Gioia: We’ve flattened the curve, but there’s more work to do

By John Gioia, Contra Costa County supervisor Back on March 16, Contra Costa and the Bay Area were first in the nation to order a shelter-at-home. Our collective science-based efforts have slowed the spread of...
WCCUSD to hold meeting on fate of Manzanita Middle School Charter

WCCUSD trustee opposes vote to close Manzanita Middle School

Tonight at 6:30 p.m., the WCCUSD Board of Education is set to meet to adopt "findings of facts" regarding the charter petition renewal of Manzanita Charter School. A public hearing for the renewal was...
WCCUSD: Graduation ceremonies will be virtual, not in-person

WCCUSD mulls grading policy amid COVID-19 lockdown

The following is a communication about proposed grading policy amid the COVID-19 school closures released collectively by Matthew Duffy, WCCUSD superintendent; Jose DeLeon, president of the West Contra Costa Administrators Association; and Demetrio Gonzalez-Hoy,...
Richmond Main Street: Tell Congress to fund small biz loan programs now

Richmond Main Street: Tell Congress to fund small biz loan programs now

By Richmond Main Street Initiative Small businesses in Downtown Richmond district and throughout the United States are the backbone of our community and are suffering due to the impacts of COVID-19. They need your help...
Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

Sen. Skinner provides useful guide to COVID-19 financial relief

After holding a teleconference Tuesday, Sen. Nancy Skinner released a wealth of information on how local community members and small business owners can access financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. For a link to...
WCCUSD superintendent addresses 'painful' decision impacting nearly 300 employees

WCCUSD supe addresses ‘painful’ decision on nearly 300 employees

The West Contra Costa Unified School District superintendent issued the following statement to the school district community following the Board of Education meeting Wednesday. By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy, On Wednesday night, the Board of Education...
The Presidential Primary Election is set for March 3, 2020.

Op-Ed: Yes on Measure J

The following is an Op-Ed by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt in support of Measure J on the March 3 elections ballot. To view an Op-Ed that opposes Measure R, click here. Also, click the...
The Presidential Primary Election is set for March 3, 2020.

Op-Ed: No on Measure J

The following is an Op-Ed by the Contra Costa Taxpayers Association in opposition to Measure J on the March 3 elections ballot. Measure J would levy a half-cent sales tax annually for 35 years...
WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

WCCUSD superintendent: District to negotiate $22M in cuts with unions

West Contra Costa Unified School District Superintendent Matthew Duffy recently released this update about how the school district is addressing a $47.8 million budget deficit. Matthew Duffy As we get ready for the much anticipated President...

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Over 30 cited in operation targeting speeders, distracted drivers in Richmond

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