Sunday, February 5, 2023

Community Views

WCCUSD Trustee Phillips’ statement on re-opening MOU

By Mister Phillips On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, the school board will consider Item F1: Accept Phase 2 Conditions for Reopening MOU with Bargaining Units. An MOU or memorandum of understanding is a legally binding...
Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

Op-Ed: Standardized testing maintains systemic racism in public schools

By Consuelo Lara The destructive effects of standardized testing have been verified from numerous studies.  These tests have a long connection with the stigmatizations of children of color and children of poverty. These tests have...
Richmond top cop reacts to George Floyd's death

Richmond’s top cop reacts to George Floyd’s death

Richmond Interim Police Chief Bisa French posted a statement to social media today about the death of George Floyd. Here it is in full: "My heart was very heavy this week watching the events in...
Kennedy High seniors pick up caps and gowns to cheers, applause

WCCUSD announce car-based ceremonies for Class of 2020

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy Summer is rapidly approaching  and we have a lot of work to do to end the school year positively and productively. I know that you have been waiting to get...
WCCUSD to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

WCCUSD: Graduation ceremonies will be virtual due to COVID-19

By Matthew Duffy, superintendent of the West Contra Costa Unified School District The school year ends in four weeks. Time has flown by as we have tried to deal with the impact of transitioning to...
WCCUSD to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

WCCUSD ‘finalizing plans’ for high school graduations

By WCCUSD Superintendent Matthew Duffy First, I would like to wish all of the mothers a Happy Mothers Day and Día de las Madres. Even though a normal celebration may not be possible due to...
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 to require KN-95 masks for staff at school sites

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,...

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CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

CoBiz Richmond creators unveil STEAM career app

By Kathy Chouteau A new STEAM The Streets App aims to raise awareness and access for youth to high-demand career opportunities in STEM and arts....
Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

Take a stroll around Point Pinole during Black History Month

By Kathy Chouteau Celebrate Black History Month with a stroll around Richmond’s beautiful coastline at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park Sat., Feb. 11. The event...
Richmond police patrol activity report: Dec. 9-11

Richmond police patrol activity report for Jan. 27-29

Below is an overview of significant service activity provided by RPD patrol officers during their scheduled shifts. Officers responded to 645 calls for service...