RICHMOND -- West Contra Costa trustees will meet Wednesday to vote on a $50,000 survey to assess local support for new revenue measures, which could include a parcel tax or bond measure.

The district is receiving $6.5 million more this year under the state's new budget formula that gives more control to local school boards, but that is still $29 million less than it received in 2007-08, when it served about the same number of students, according to a staff report.

According to a staff report, the recession has caused assessed valuations in the district to decline by 21 percent, negatively affecting the district's bond program.

The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Lovonya DeJean Middle School, 3400 MacDonald Ave. in Richmond. More information is available by calling 510-231-1101 or by visiting www.wccusd.net. Click on Board of Education Agenda and Packet.



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