Published by Dr. Bruce Harter, West Contra Costa Unified School District, June 6, 2014.
West Contra Costa Unified School District has received a proposal to rename Portola Middle School after Fred T. Korematsu, the Japanese American civil rights icon who defied internment orders during World War II.
I am writing to make sure that you are informed about this proposal and to invite your participation in one of the four community meetings being hosted by the committee appointed by the Board of Education to consider the proposal.
Agendas are available on the District website, http://www.wccusd.net/Page/4507
The meeting dates, times and locations are:
Tuesday, June 10 at 7 p.m. – Madera Elementary School, 8500 Madera Dr., El Cerrito Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. – Fairmont Elementary School, 724 Kearney St., El Cerrito Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m. – Harding Elementary School, 7230 Fairmount Av., El Cerrito Tuesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. – Stege Elementary School, 4949 Cypress Av., Richmond
If you have any questions or would like to make your opinion on the matter known, please contact Communications Director Marcus Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 231-1151
Dr. Bruce Harter Superintendent