The election is over, but before getting to who won I thought I’d share two proposals to acknowledge the non-winners both in the WCCUSD BOE and also at the county level. I sent them as letters to the WCCUSD BOE.
There are 7 people running for school board and 2 will be elected. My first choice, Tom Panas, is easy. My problem is deciding on the second candidate.
Here’s a smorgasbord of links for the 2016 West Contra Costa Unified School District school board election: entries in Ballotpedia and Voters’ Edge, endorsement editorials, newspaper articles, answered questionnaires, and candidate forum recordings.
Recently I’ve added and updated three resources with links displayed in the left sidebar of the blog:
WCCUSD staff worked out a great way to accommodate the district’s legal requirement for housing a growing charter school while getting a closed school site that has been festering as abandoned buildings since 2009 out of its hair. The plan: sell the abandoned property to the charter in return for the charter (Caliber) waiving it’s future legal facilities rights. Slowness in moving forward with the plan has allowed a coalition driven by fear and hate to mobilize to possibly nix the deal.