Fact Sheet

  • WCCUSD services the communities of El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Richmond, San Pablo, and Pinole.

  • There are 28,457 students enrolled in WCCUSD

    • 34% English learners

    • 72% Socioeconomically disadvantaged

  • 54 schools (kindergarten – 12th grade)

    • 2 adult schools

  • WCCUSD employs 3,211 full and part time staff

  • Through the WCCUSD DLCAP Committee, WCCUSD adopted a 5-goal accountability program to improve student achievement

    • Graduate Tutors are one aspect of this plan

  • A Board of Education vote in December 2018 put 44 Graduate Tutors at risk of being cut due to WCCUSD’s $11 million funding deficit

    • Graduate Tutors constitute just under $3 million dollars of the total budget

  • There is no alternative to Graduate Tutors available to students who use their services

    • Graduate Tutors offer support to the most vulnerable students in the WCCUSD community — children from immigrant families and communities of color

  • The WCCUSD Board of Education committed to review all outside contracts and consultants in an attempt to make cuts elsewhere — possibly saving Graduate Tutors jobs

    • 4 out of 5 WCCUSD Board of Education members expressed reluctance to cut Graduate Tutors; the motion to review expenditures on outside contractors and consultants passed unanimously

  • 77% of Graduate Tutors surveyed live within the district

    • 81% of classified WCCUSD employees represented by Teamsters 856 live within the District

  • Teamsters 856 represents over 12,000 workers throughout Northern California