WCCUSD At a Glance

  • The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) was established in 1965. It covers the cities of El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole, and Hercules and the unincorporated areas of Bayview-Montalvin Manor, East Richmond Heights, El Sobrante, Kensington, North Richmond, and Tara Hills. 

Mission & Equity Statement

  • Our Mission:

    We provide the highest quality education to enable all students to make positive life choices, strengthen our community, and successfully participate in a diverse and global society.

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  • Equity Statement:

    The belief that all students can achieve at high levels of proficiency and that the effects of institutionalized racism can be mitigated is central to how equity is viewed in West Contra Costa Unified School District.

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Board of Education

  • The five members of the West Contra Costa Unified School District Board of Education are elected by voters in the community for a term of four years. All school board meetings, except closed sessions, are open to the public. Regular meetings are held in the Lovonya DeJean Middle School Multipurpose Room, 3400 Macdonald Ave., Richmond. Public session begins at 6:30 p.m. Live television broadcast of regularly scheduled Board meetings is available by the City of Pinole on PCTV Channel 26/28, the City of Richmond KCRT Channel 28 and the City of Hercules Cable Channel 28. 

Contact Us

  • West Contra Costa Unified School District
    1108 Bissell Avenue
    Richmond, CA 94801
    Phone: (510) 231-1100
    Information (Switchboard): (510) 231-1195

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Superintendent of Schools

  • Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst, Superintendent

    Dr. Kenneth Chris Hurst, Superintendent

    Superintendent Hurst is WCCUSD's 10th permanent superintendent and first permanent African American superintendent. Dr. Hurst joins WCCUSD after spending the past five years as the Superintendent of the Othello District in Othello, Washington where he significantly increased graduation rates and decreased chronic absenteeism rates for students. Before leading the Othello School District, Dr. Hurst served as Associate Superintendent of Educational Services in Oceanside Unified School District, a 19,000 student district 35 minutes northwest of San Diego. While serving as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, he supervised the Oceanside Promise’s implementation to ensure all Oceanside students graduated ready for college and career and established the Oceanside Promise Foundation, a 501(c)(3).
Jamela Smith-Folds, Trustee Area 1
C: (510)-231-1101
Email: Jamela.smith@wccusd.net
Date Elected: Nov-2020
Expiration Date: 12/2024 (First Term)
Otheree Christian, Trustee Area 2
C: (510)-860-3389
Email: ochristian@wccusd.net
Date Elected: Nov-2020
Expiration Date: 12/2024 (First Term)
Mister Phillips, Trustee Area 3
C: (510)-307-7872
Email: mister.phillips@wccusd.net
Date Elected: Nov-2016
Expiration Date: 12/2024 (Second Term)
Demetrio Gonzalez Hoy, Trustee Area 4
C: (510)-680-9987
Email: dgonzalez@wccusd.net
Date Elected: Nov-2020
Expiration Date: 12/2022 (First Term)
Leslie Reckler, Trustee Area 5
C: (510)-408-6123
Email: Leslie.reckler@wccusd.net
Date Elected: Nov-2020
Expiration Date: 12/2022 (First Term)
Thomas Leung, Student Trustee

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Navi Emiliano, Student Trustee

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