WCCUSD Board votes in favor of 100 percent in-person learning in fall

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West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) schools will reopen for 100 percent in-person learning in the fall, as long as local, state and federal guidelines allow for it and under the condition that schools are provided additional resources, such as counselors, mental health services, custodians, campus safety officers etc, the district’s Board of Trustees decided in a 3-2 vote Wednesday night.

District staff has been directed to make recommendations on the additional resources needed to the board this summer. The 2021-2022 school year begins on Aug. 16.

On April 19, WCCUSD reopened all of its 54 schools for voluntary in-person learning and instruction, focusing on highest need students. Starting June 14, the district will offer its most extensive summer school plan with over 40 schools hosting a program.