West Contra Costa Unified School District

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Questions Raised Over Spending In East Bay School District As Voters Weigh Bond Measure

In less than two weeks, voters in the West Contra Costa County Unified School District will decide on a $270 million bond measure. But the committee tasked with how the district spends tax money is frustrated over a lack of information.

05/22/2014

Richard Guinto (Contra Costa County Sheriff's Dept.)

West Contra Costa Schools Toughen Hiring Policies Over Alleged Teacher Sex Abuse

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is toughening its hiring policies weeks after a popular sixth-grade teacher in El Cerrito was arrested for allegedly molesting six students at his previous workplace in Richmond.

03/27/2014

Hercules Middle/High School (West Contra Costa Unified School District)

Hercules Transgender Teen Admits Making Up Story Of School Bathroom Assault

A transgender student at Hercules High School who reported being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom has admitted to making the story up, according to police.

03/04/2014

Authorities said a transgender teen was sexually assaulted inside this restroom at Hercules Middle-High School on the morning of March 3, 2014. (CBS)

Suspects In Hercules High Transgender Attack May Not Have Been Students At School

Investigators looking into the sexual assault of a transgender student at a school in Hercules say the suspects may not even have been students at the school.

03/04/2014

Jewlyes Gutierrez was charged with battery after fighting back against alleged bullies. (CBS)

School Board President Wants Charges Against Transgender Teen Dropped

he president of the West Contra Costa Unified School District’s board said he was prosecutors to drop the criminal charge against a transgender teen, who said she was a victim of bullying, involved in a fight at Hercules High School.

01/13/2014

Cellphone video of a fight on the Hercules High School campus on November 13, 2013. (CBS)

West Contra Costa School Board Meets Over Brawl Involving Transgender Teen

A fight at Hercules High School last month that involved a transgender student prompted the West Contra Costa Unified School District board to hold a special meeting Monday evening.

12/02/2013

Ford Elementary school students in Richmond (CBS)

East Bay School District Celebrates End Of Decades Of Debt

The West Contra Costa Unified School District paid the state of California $47 million, $18 million of which was interest.

06/01/2012

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