School District

Richmond Residents asking school board to stop sale of Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools. Photo by Juan Reardon

District won’t sell Richmond middle school to charter organization

The Board of Education of the West Contra Costa Unified School District has stopped the sale of Adams Middle School to Caliber Schools for $60,000.

School board recognizes Richmond High School soccer, discusses charters schools and bond money

The West Contra Costa Unified School District’s school board meeting Wednesday night included discussion of the need to find a home for Caliber Beta charter schools, updates on the district’s bond program, and recognizing the Richmond...

School district holds town hall meeting to discuss funding, school services and Common Core

Peres Elementary School’s auditorium was filled with low murmurs of conversation Saturday morning as West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) held its second community town hall meeting of the year. Armed with questions, parents...

Enabled by DACA, Ivy League Connection sends first undocumented student from Richmond to East Coast

Magaly Rodriguez, who came to the U.S. from Mexico when she was an infant, is not a U.S. citizen. To get Rodriguez to Brown University, ILC and university officials had to navigate a web of...

In annual cross-town rivalry, Kennedy Eagles best Richmond High Oilers

The Kennedy Eagles use a late interception to break open a heated contest against cross-town rivals Richmond High for a 35-6 victory.

Election 2012: Education wins big

West County voters came out strong for education Tuesday — both on a local and state level. Measure E, Measure G and Prop 30 passed. Todd Groves and Randy Enos will join the West Contra...
Kids walking to polls

Mock election brings democracy to life at Olinda Elementary

Civic engagement became a hands-on activity at Olinda Elementary School on Tuesday when students participated in a school-wide mock election.

School Board Election 2012: Antonio Medrano

It’s 9:10 a.m. and school started two hours ago. Antonio Medrano stands in Richmond High School’s foyer giving a slightly disapproving look to three students who walk in late. “Buenos tardes,” says Medrano, smiling. “Buenos...
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Election 2012: School district Measure E

Voters in West County have a lot to think about this election when it comes to education. The West Contra Costa Unified School District is asking voters to approve a $360 million bond measure. Read...

Election 2012: School district Measure G

Voters in West County have a lot to think about this election when it comes to education. The West Contra Costa Unified School District is asking voters to approve a parcel tax extension. Read more...
Todd Groves poses for a portrait

School Board Election 2012: Todd Groves

A longtime district volunteer, who brought WriterCoach Connection to El Cerrito High School and spearheaded the Middle School Math Initiative, Groves says he wants to take the classroom-level foundation he has built and apply it...