West Contra Costa Unified Superintendent to Exit

The leader of California’s 26th largest school district has decided to step down at the end of the school year when his contract is up.

West Contra Costa Unified Superintendent Matthew Duffy made his announcement Thursday, five years after he took the helm. Two days earlier, school board elections ushered in a round of new trustees—all of whom were supported by the United Teachers of Richmond.

“The community has spoken, and they want fresh leadership perspectives to guide the future of our schools,” Duffy said. “The current board should defer to this new crop of leaders to give them the space and time to fully own the process of finding my replacement.”

Read more about Duffy’s tenure and some of the controversies that plagued him at EdSource