Rally to reopen WCCUSD schools happening Friday

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Rally to reopen WCCUSD schools happening Friday
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By Kathy Chouteau

A coalition of parents, students and other stakeholders comprising the West Contra Costa Safe Open Schools (WCCSOS) that supports reopening schools said it will hold a rally prior to a special West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education meeting this Friday.

The WCCSOS’s rally will be held Fri., Feb. 26 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the Southeast Corner of Cutting Boulevard & San Pablo Avenue by the El Cerrito Del Norte BART Station and will “call for the school district to prioritize kids and move quickly to safely open schools.” Plans for the rally come amid opposition from other interested parties [see the WCCUSD’s Facebook page] and the district’s own ongoing practice of hosting remote meetings to protect the health and safety of participants.

County Supervisor John Gioia and other elected officials are expected by the group to be in attendance.

The rally will precede the aforementioned special WCCUSD Board of Education ‘Listening Session’ Zoom meeting Fri., Feb. 26 at 6 p.m., which—according to its agenda—will include an update from the WCCUSD on COVID-19 and schools, as well as an opportunity for public comment.

Contact [email protected] for more info about the rally.