West Contra Costa district staff survey shows room for improvement
A 2014 survey of nearly 1,000 West Contra Costa staff members shows most employees get a sense of accomplishment from their work and understand their job expectations, but less than 40 percent believe their supervisors deal effectively with those who need improvement or that the district's communications are accurate, timely and useful. There was wide disagreement about whether administrators, teachers and support staff follow rules for dealing with students fairly and effectively.
The public is invited to share in the milestone moment of 42 immigrants from 28 countries who will take the oath of citizenship at a ceremony at 11 a.m. March 3 at the Craneway Pavilion, 1414 Harbour Way South.
"Things are looking very, very austere," said school board President Todd Groves, who attributed the downward budget projections to a loss of income from students switching to charter schools and the cost of Gov. Jerry Brown's plan to bail out the State Teachers Retirement System, among other factors.
Albany Albany Senior Center -- 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. 846 Masonic Ave. At 1:30 p.m. March 3, there will be a movie; $1. Traditional circle dance class for women of all ages, 10:15-11:30 a.
(LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
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A weekend getaway to Big Sur marries luxury and rugged wilderness trail when the day's delights include stops at the Ventana Inn, Big Sur Bakery and a trail that goes straight up.
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