Why 2 weeks? Why $2 million?

June 30th, 2018 is the fundraising deadline for the 2018-2019 school year. As of June 19, we are still $200,000 short of our fundraising goal. We must meet our goal in order to provide the funds budgeted by the district for the coming school year.

Our district has attracted 65% more students than we had just nine years ago – but state funding hasn’t kept up. Even with the high cost of living in our area, the tax base hasn’t kept pace with enrollment. Sadly, BRSSD receives the lowest level of per-student funding of all San Mateo County elementary school districts; the result is cuts to critical components of our kids’ education. The bottom line is that without SchoolForce, we would shortchange our students' education in literacy, music, art, science, and technology while putting them in crowded classrooms. Don’t we want more for our children?

NOW MORE THAN EVER, your donations to SchoolForce make a difference. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

SchoolForce Innovation Grants

Thank you Belmont-Redwood Shores staff for your interest in SchoolForce's new SchoolForce Innovation Grant (SFIG) program. The window grant applications for the 2018 grant cycle is now closed. Grants are now being reviewed and applicants will hear back by May 1st. For questions or additional details on this program, meant to inspire, facilitate and empower staff to develop new and exciting instructional methods and projects visit the SchoolForce Innovation Grant webpage or email Ardythe Andrews, SchoolForce’s Executive Director.

Annual Giving Campaign

SchoolForce, your district's educational foundation, is more important than ever, providing BRSSD a supplemental fund to carry forward library staffing, music specialists, science specialists and reading specialists! SchoolForce's Annual Giving campaign runs from November through the end of June, to raise money for next school year. SchoolForce fundraises throughout the school year toward our goal of raising $2 million this 2017-18 year to make a difference for the students in all of our BRSSD schools. We ask you to:

• Make your annual donation of $1500 per student (or as much as you can afford) by June 30, 2018. Annual donations include all sources of giving, including corporate match, and may be spread across monthly payments.
• Contact your SchoolForce school chairperson to get involved and volunteer!

BRSSD - Facing Funding Uncertainty

In early November, town hall meetings where held in the school district to educate families about the Future Funding Uncertainty in Belmont-Redwood Shores Schools.
The Challenge: Our district continues to perform well, but we are facing program cuts in2018 and even greater cuts in 20198. Local revenues have not kept pace with our enrollment growth and BRSSD’s per student funding is now below the already low state average, and this gap continues to grow. This presentation covers enrollment, funding, and best solutions. Click here to see the full presentation and understand the issues behind funding uncertainty in our district.

Who we are
SchoolForce is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to ensure an exceptional education for the children of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District. With your help, we raised money to retain vital programs in our district. Learn more...
Why are these funds needed?
Prop. 13 dramatically changed the way California public schools are financed. Per-pupil spending in California once ranked among the top 5 states in the nation -- today we rank 47th. This adversely impacts our children and our economy. Learn more...
How you can help
Whether you’re a parent, community member, or local business, there are lots of ways to help. Donate, attend a fundraiser, contribute items to our auction, patronize our sponsor businesses, or volunteer your talents! Learn more...