A school community deserves a home. But West Contra Costa Unified officials wants Caliber Beta Academy to divide its classrooms among two or three campuses – instead of a single location. So parents at the elementary school, which serves mostly Latino, African American and low-income students, are trying to change hearts and minds.
Earlier this month, nearly 200 parents gathered at a school board meeting to ask for a permanent facility for Caliber Beta Academy. Their efforts garnered coverage in the local newspaper. Parents have also been writing letters and meeting individually with board members to voice their concerns. In the coming weeks, district officials will make a decision. Whatever happens, these parents have proudly advocated for their kids and their charter school!