East Bay board may consider firing superintendent amid fiscal crisis

Amid a deficit that has ballooned from $10 million to $48 million in a few months, a San Francisco Bay Area superintendent’s job is on the line as attention focuses on keeping the district solvent. The board of West Contra Costa Unified — which includes Richmond and surrounding communities — recently held a special closed meeting to discuss Superintendent Matthew Duffy’s performance evaluation. The session could result in the superintendent’s termination.

The board is responding to the size of the deficit and the fact that they have little information on how it grew so quickly from $10 million last spring, board members said.

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