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Partnering with the PTA

This year, SchoolForce and all the BRSSD Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) partnered together to make it easier than ever before to support our schools. Rather than being asked to contribute to multiple organizations, if you donate during the Education Commitment Campaign time period of Aug 1-Oct 31, a single donation will cover virtually all of your child’s educational needs. One donation can be made to contribute to your PTA, school supplies, and SchoolForce, our education foundation.

Both organizations support delivering a quality educational experience for our children, but they do so in different ways. SchoolForce addresses all the critical district-wide programs such as science, art and music teachers; in-class technology; art, music and physical education programs; professional development; teacher innovation grants; and social emotional learning and support. PTA supports site specific programs such as field trips, assemblies, family nights, classroom supplies, science and book fairs, and more. PTA cannot contribute to salaries whereas SchoolForce provides funding for critical staff positions throughout our schools.

SchoolForce

  1. Retain low teacher:student ratios
  2. Specialized credentialed teachers (science, reading, music, art and PE)
  3. Develop & retain quality teachers
  4. Art programs and supplies
  5. In-class technology
  6. Social-emotional counselors & curriculum
  7. Library specialists
  8. Teacher innovation grants
  9. Music support
  10. Middle school after school sports

PTA

  1. Field trips
  2. Assemblies
  3. Parent education
  4. School supplies
  5. Community events (family nights, book and science fairs)
  6. After school enrichment (clubs and sports)