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.
Entries on General Voting Information Resource Websites
Here are the entries for WCCUSD #Election2016 on these sites.
- Voters’ Edge (used to be called Smartvoter)
- Ballotpedia (no longer crowd-edited like Wikipedia)
- Candidate statements on county elections site
- School board candidates vetted by Education Matters before endorsement (Richmond Confidential 11/8/2016)
- Last-minute attack ad targets board of ed candidate (Richmond Confidential 11/8/2016)
- High stakes in West Contra Costa school board race (East Bay Times 11/2/2016)
- Charter school organizations provide majority of campaign contributions in school board race (Richmond Confidential 11/1/2016)
- Pro-charter money floods West Contra Costa school board race (East Bay Times 10/20/2016)
- School board candidates discuss charter schools, district funding (Richmond Confidential 10/10/2016)
- First public forum gives voters glimpse of WCCUSD school board candidates (Richmond Confidential 9/22/2016)
- West Contra Costa school board election could signal change in course (East Bay Times 8/31/2016)
There were many questionnaires sent to candidates. These are ones I know of that are “published” on the sites of the organizations posing the questions.
- United Teachers of Richmond: [After the initial posting of this article, the teachers union took down the candidate statements.]
- Education Matters
- GO Public Schools West Contra Costa
Candidate Forum Recordings
These are recordings of events that were promoted as open forums and have recordings available. Most of the video is courtesy of one of the candidates, Don Gosney.
- El Cerrito Democratic Club (El Cerrito) 8/27 [Audio Only]
- West County United Methodist Churches (Richmond) 9/12
- League of Women Voters/WCCUSD #1 of 3 (Richmond) 9/19
- BlackBoard/Bright Futures (El Sobrante) 9/22
- Fairmede Hilltop Neighborhood (Richmond) 9/29
- Bayside Council of PTAs #1 of 2 (El Cerrito) 10/3
GO Public Schools WCC (Richmond) 10/4
League of Women Voters / WCCUSD #2 of 3 (Pinole) 10/13
Ad Hoc Parents Group (Richmond) 10/21
Christ Lutheran Senior Center (El Cerrito) 10/24
League of Women Voters / WCCUSD #3 of 3 (El Cerrito) 10/24
- Bayside Council of PTAs #2 of 2 (San Pablo) 10/26
- RYSE Center (Richmond) 10/27
Odd & Ends
- Candidate Contact Info
- A collection of just the questions from different groups for WCCUSD candidates
- WCCUSD Candidate Forums page
I’ll update as needed.