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WCCUSD Board votes to reopen school campuses starting April 19

WCCUSD Board votes to reopen school campuses starting April 19

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Trustees voted 4-1 Friday to reopen its 54 schools for limited in-person learning starting April 19. Trustee Jamela Smith-Folds voted no. In-person learning will be...
$2M investment in Learning Hubs serves over 250 Contra Costa students

Contra Costa Learning Hubs serve over 250 students during pandemic

By Kathy Chouteau Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) has helped alleviate some of the challenges families are facing by investing $2 million for the 2020-21 school year in...
Parents to rally to reopen WCCUSD schools on anniversary of closures

Parent group ‘frustrated’ by WCCUSD labor agreement on school reopening

West Contra Costa Safe Open Schools released a response to a tentative labor agreement reached between the school district and its employee unions on reopening plans. The group's statement follows in full: West Contra Costa...
Leadership Associates hired to find next WCCUSD superintendent

WCCUSD, unions reach tentative agreement for spring in-person ‘intervention plan’

  West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Superintendent Matthew Duffy released a statement Friday on negotiations with its employee unions on the path toward in-person learning. The statement in full follows: Matthew Duffy, We spent the...
Richmond Library online resource offers homework and resume help

New Richmond Library resource helps with homework, resume and more

By Kathy Chouteau Homework help, paper feedback and resume assistance are at community members’ fingertips thanks to Brainfuse, a new on-demand eLearning resource launched by the Richmond Public Library for people of all ages. As part...
WCCUSD food boxes for families now all-organic

All-organic food boxes support WCCUSD families and local farms

By Kathy Chouteau Amid school closures during the pandemic, one bright spot has been the partnership between Conscious Kitchen and the West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD), which has resulted in the distribution of...
4 WCCUSD teachers recognized for teaching excellence

WCCUSD teachers recognized for teaching excellence

With the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest challenging classroom environments nationwide in 2020, teachers across the West Contra Costa Unified School District stepped up their game to ensure educational and inclusive learning environments. Particularly these...
Women leaders inspire youth at S.H.E. Leads STEM Summit

Women leaders inspire youth at S.H.E. Leads STEM Summit

By Kathy Chouteau A coach for the San Francisco Giants, the diversity leader of a multi-national corporation and the founder of a popular media and technology company joined a Zoom call on Tuesday sharing at...
Parents to rally to reopen WCCUSD schools on anniversary of closures

Parents to rally to reopen WCCUSD schools on anniversary of closures

A coalition of parents, caregivers, students and community members who are calling for the reopening of West Contra Costa School District (WCCUSD) schools for in-person learning plan to rally at Nicholl Park in Richmond...
Nonprofit sets students up for success at Berman Speech Invitational

WCCUSD students shine at Berman Speech Invitational

By Kathy Chouteau In February, local nonprofit The Practice Space partnered with the El Cerrito High School Speech and Debate Team to host the Berman Speech Invitational, an online speech and debate tournament featuring middle...

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Prologis closes on Hilltop Mall acquisition, releases statement on plans

By Kathy Chouteau Prologis, a logistics company, announced that it closed on its acquisition of Richmond’s Hilltop Mall today. According to Gergana Pomerantz, senior manager,...
FAA abandons plan to divert flight paths over Richmond, nearby cities

FAA no longer plans to divert flight paths over Richmond, nearby cities

By Kathy Chouteau A proposed plan by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to divert flights off existing paths in the Oakland hills to fly over...
Rosie the Riveter Park reopens with restrictions

Rosie the Riveter Park reopens with restrictions

By Kathy Chouteau Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park announced in a Facebook post April 21 that it has reopened during business...