WHAT'S NEW

Join us on Wednesday, May 9th for "STAND UP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS"

Wednesday May 9th SchoolForce is participating in "Stand Up for Public Schools", an online giving day for our community to come together to support our public schools. SchoolForce provides BRSSD the ability to ensure that our community delivers on the promise of an excellent education for our students. Remember, your donations support our schools by funding Music, Literacy, After School Sports, Science, Technology and More!


SchoolForce Annual Event – Some Online Auction Items Remain

Thank you to the 400 guests who attended the SchoolForce Annual event and to our wonderful community for sponsoring 75 BRSSD staff to attend the event. The online silent auction ENDED Monday, April 23rd at 8 pm, however items that are still available have reopened. This includes “Celebrate Science” and some fun parent-only and student events. If you have ‘won’ an item, please allow our volunteers 10 days to sort and distribute your items. Generally, we deliver them to the school office associated with your online account. For questions, email events@schoolforce.org.


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.


Thank You - $1.72M Raised for This School Year!!!

MANY MANY thanks to all of the families who donated last year, totaling $1.72 million!!! This will allow SchoolForce to continue to fund vital staff and programs in the 2017–2018 school year.

Since our inception, SchoolForce has enriched our children’s education by funding:
  • Science Specialists
  • School Libraries
  • Music Teachers & Instruments
  • Middle School After-School Sport Programs
  • Reading Specialists
  • Classroom Laptops and Tablets

When we say thank you for your support, SchoolForce speaks for the thousands of students each year who benefit from a well-rounded education made possible by your donations. With each simple "thank you," we hope you will know that your contribution makes a deep and lasting impact on the lives of many, including your own student.

To all our PAST, PRESENT and FUTURE donors – THANK YOU for supporting SchoolForce! YOUR donations make it possible!

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...