The West Contra Costa Unified School District Academic Committee understands and works from a position that zip codes should not dictate or predict student success in public school or experience in public school. We acknowledge the systemic racism that the education system was built from and we actively work to dismantle those barriers.
West Contra Costa Unified School District provides a rigorous curriculum with high expectations and high support for all students to succeed by maintaining a positive learning environment that is welcoming and focused on the whole student. WCCUSD will thrive to be progressive global leaders in education, providing an inclusive and inspiring learning experience where all students graduate ready for success in college or career.
All kids can learn
We plan, work, and implement policy and programs from an equity lens (cultural pedagogy is paramount. We know the kids we are to serve)
We eliminate barriers to success
We protect, encourage, motivate, and support educators and students
All third grade students are reading at grade level
Struggling second graders not reading at grade level are given an intense program throughout the summer of second grade to ensure they are at grade level starting third grade
Fifth graders start 6th grade with a firm elementary school math foundation
All middle schoolers leave middle school with a firm algebraic foundation
All high schoolers have a post high school road map
All SPED students receive the services required by law and more
We strive to have high rate of reclassification for all ELL students
Academic leveling-all district zip codes provide quality education
Parent education programs are vast and establish parent confidence
Provide strong CTE programs accessible to all students
Provide academies at the secondary level to prepare students for college and/or career
Create an African American and bilingual roadmap for success
Meeting Schedule & Zoom Link
Meeting Date: Monthly on the Fourth Monday, *(unless noted)
Time:4 pm - 6 pm
As authorized by the Governor's Emergency Executive Order issued on March 17, 2020, the West Contra Costa Unified School District will conduct the Board Academic Committee meetings via video conference/teleconference until further notice. The meeting will be streamed via Zoom.
Or by Telephone: US: (669) 900 6833 Webinar ID: 922 0333 8438
February 8* (Second Monday)
Vision, Mission, and Goal; SPSA; Bilingual Education Update/Next Steps; and Virtual School Update
March 8* (Second Monday) Special Meeting
Multilingual Education-Dual Language Immersion and Teacher Recruitment Cycle
SPSA and Assessment Update
April 21* (Third Wednesday) Special Meeting
Dual Language Immersion (Black student experience) and Council of Elders Proposal (tabled to 4/26)
Council of Elders Proposal and Summer School Update and Special Education/ESY Update
May 10* Special Meeting (Second Monday)
Race & Equity Update
May 24 (4:00-5:30PM)
New School Programs (VAPA, Virtual, Academies, Afro-centric school) & Ethnic Studies
June 28 has been moved to June 7 (First Monday) Final Meeting
Special Education Local Plan Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) Universal Guidance & Bylaws Standardized Testing
Participating in Board Committee Meetings: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the manner in which Academic Committee meetings are conducted has changed. Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation as we use new ways to conduct the people’s business while allowing for maximum participation and adhering to our values of respect and safety for the community.
This meeting will provide public comment opportunities through the Zoom app or by telephone. To indicate your desire to speak on an agenda item, “raise your hand” by clicking on the appropriate icon in the Zoom app or by pressing *9 if accessing the meeting by phone. In order to be recognized to speak, you must be logged in with your first and last name, and your hand must be “raised” before public comment begins for the item.
Due to the Brown Act, Board members cannot discuss items that are not on the agenda and do not usually respond to items presented in Public Comment.