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classroom supplies

Mini-grants spice up classrooms in West County

This year, the Ed Fund awarded $35,000 in grant money to 48 projects in 27 schools in the West Contra Costa Unified School District to help teachers and schools bring enriched learning to their students.
"Maybe the college culture is catching up," said Richmond High School College and Career Center coordinator Krista Jann. "By the second day of school and certainly by the second week, this place had kids in it." Richmond High is the only public high school in the WCCUSD to have a full-time college and career center.

Education group receives grant to support college-bound high schoolers

The West Contra Costa County Public Education Fund, The Ed. Fund, has received $384,000 from the College Access Foundation to increase financial aid advising and expand support for high school seniors thinking about going to...
Alice Furst, a volunteer working for the Measure D campaign, makes a phone call to help drum up support for the bond measure that would pay for repairs and upgrades at 11 of the WCCUSD's campuses. Photo by Ian A. Stewart

District banking on voter support for Measure D

West Contra Costa County voters have been highly supportive of school-related bond measures in the past. But could a down economy and lingering worries about leadership on the district school board prove enough to doom...