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.
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.