Virtual WCCUSD school board candidate forum set for Saturday

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The West Contra Costa Unified School District, 1108 Bissell Ave.

A virtual forum involving candidates for the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education is set to take place Saturday from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. via Zoom.

The forum precedes the first election in which residents within the school district will vote for one candidate who represents the Trustee Area in which they reside. See the Trustee map here. Previously, district elections were at large, meaning voters weighed in on all five school board members.

The League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County will moderate the 12-candidate forum and is co-hosting the event with the WCCUSD.

There will be no forum involving Trustee Area 3, where incumbent Mister Phillips is the lone candidate seeking that office.

The remaining four forums will start order with Trustee Area 1. Here is Saturday’s schedule:

  • 10 am – Trustee Area 1: Estela DePaz, Jamela Smith-Folds
  • 11 am – Trustee Area 2: Otheree Christian, Guadalupe Enllana, Audra Golddie Williams
  • 12 pm – Trustee Area 4: Y’Anad Burrell, Demetrio Gonzalez-Hoy, Matthew     Trujillo
  • 1 pm –   Trustee Area 5: Tom Panas, Leslie Reckler, Carolyn Wysinger

The Zoom link to join the forum is here.