The Hercules City Council and the West Contra Costa Unified School District board will hold a joint special workshop Tuesday to discuss a variety of issues affecting public schools, parent and students in the city.

Discussion items will include:

* an update on Ohlone Elementary School construction

* safety in Hercules Schools

* an update on Hercules Middle-High School

* a joint facility use agreement between the city and the school district

* the need, and possible site, for a new school in Hercules

* district capital project plans for Hercules

* a debt limit waiver for the West Contra Costa school district in connection with the 2012 Measure E.

The joint workshop meeting will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will follow a special Hercules City Council meeting dealing with an unrelated real property matter. Both meetings will be in the council chamber at Hercules City Hall, 111 Civic Dr.

Contact Tom Lochner at 510-262-2760 and tlochner@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow him at twitter.com/tomlochner