West Contra Costa Unified Faces County Takeover

The West Contra Costa County Office of Education will take over West Contra Costa Unified’s finances after the district failed to pass a budget by the July 1 deadline.

The school board had previously rejected the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan, citing misplaced priorities and a lack of transparency. Without an approved LCAP, no budget could be approved. 

West Contra Costa Unified has been grappling with financial problems. A May report from the state Fiscal Crisis and Management Assistance Team warned the district was at high risk of insolvency. Its projected deficit spending for the 2023-24 school years was $6 million, and it was $6.8 million for 2024-25. 

According to FCMAT CEO Mike Fine, the situation has been improving somewhat.

Read more about the situation at WCCUSD here


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