West Contra Costa Unified Grappling With Budget Crisis

West Contra Costa Unified Superintendent Matthew Duffy’s job is safe — for now.

At a special meeting Friday evening to evaluate Duffy’s job performance, the school board took no action, the Richmond Standard reports. There was speculation that Duffy would be fired at the meeting.

In the span of a few months, WCCUSD’s deficit has exploded from $10 million to $48 million. You can read more about the district’s finances at EdSource

Despite the obvious fodder for action, Duffy has received vocal support from Board members Mister Phillips and Consuelo Lara, the teachers’ union, and concerned parents. They did not want to see him go.

An update on the district’s finances is expected Wednesday. Budget recommendations will be issued on Dec. 11.


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