From Contra Costa Times editorial:
West Contra Costa, the school district currently facing a federal investigation of its out-of-control bond construction program, remains a mismanaged operation in desperate need of new leadership.
Fortunately, three solid school board candidates seek to bring change, restore fiscal discipline to the district, focus on the needs of the students and give teachers the support they need to educate children.
After years of having to choose from fields of poor candidates, district residents in the Nov. 4 election can cast votes for a trio with excellent credentials:
Valerie Cuevas serves as acting executive director of Education Trust West, an Oakland-based advocacy group seeking to close the achievement gap affecting students of color or low-income.