WCCUSD At a Glance

  • The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) was established in 1965. It covers the cities of El Cerrito, 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

  • Matthew Duffy, SuperintendentMatthew Duffy, Superintendent

    Superintendent Duffy worked to craft a culture that honors agency, creativity, innovation and listening. The Superintendent developed an ambitious plan titled Roadmap 2022 that calls out aggressive goals for our schools focused on early literacy, reclassification, and graduation. As part of that plan and, in working to create new and robust schools for our community, Superintendent Duffy opened a Dual Immersion Mandarin school, expanded Spanish immersion programs and initiated three new K-8 programs. Matt has also crafted an innovative strategy for the Kennedy Family of schools focused on Principal and teacher leadership, STEM education, English Learner support, and health, sports, and fitness.
Tom Panas, President
C: (510) 610-9438
Email: tom.panas@wccusd.net
Date Elected: 11/2016
Expiration Date: 12/4/2020 (First Term)
Stephanie Hernandez-Jarvis, Clerk
C: (661) 303-2394
Email: stephanie.hernandez-jarvis@wccusd.net
Date Elected: 11/2018
Expiration Date: 12/4/2020 (First Term)
Valerie Cuevas, Member
M: (510) 231-1101
Email: valerie.cuevas@wccusd.net
Date Elected: 11/2014
Expiration Date: 12/4/2020 (Second Term)
Consuelo Lara, Member
C: (510) 309-1514
Email: clara@wccusd.net
Date Elected: 11/2018
Expiration Date: 12/4/2020 (First Term)
Mister Phillips, Member
M: (510) 307-7872
Email: mister.phillips@wccusd.net
Date Elected: 11/2016
Expiration Date: 12/4/2020 (First Term)