The students in West Contra Costa are amazing young people. We have poets and athletes, engineers and activists, young people with deep respect for culture and community.

They have the potential to be the generation that creates a stronger, thriving Richmond.

The public schools in West Contra Costa simply don’t provide enough of our students with a chance to realize their potential, especially our students of color and students from low-income backgrounds.

Look at the facts:

1 in 4
students is on track to be ready for college-level math.
1 in 5
African American boys who graduate is eligible for college.
1 in 2
middle and high school students feels safe at school.

We MUST do better.

We know our teachers care deeply about the students in their classrooms. We also know that when teachers aren’t given enough support, oversight, and voice, there are major barriers to providing a quality education to every child. Students – and teachers – need a strong and functional school district.

West Contra Costa Unified School District has an opportunity to make sound decisions and enable students, families, and educators to thrive. The leaders of our public schools have the power to transform education in our community. It requires an unwavering commitment to student success.

Let’s partner for excellence in West Contra Costa.

We need strong leaders united in driving toward an excellent school for every child in every West Contra Costa neighborhood.

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