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SchoolForce and the PTA

We ask all parents to become supporting members of both SchoolForce and their individual school PTA. Both organizations support delivering a quality educational experience for our children, but they do so in different ways.

SchoolForce funds teaching personnel and district-wide educational programs and needs. As state funding per student has decreased, SchoolForce has become an even more critical part of the Belmont-Redwood Shores school district budget.

PTA funds classroom materials and school-specific programs, but cannot contribute to salaries.

To clearly understand how each organization contributes to our students’ education and how they work together, see the table below.


A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing and funding district-wide educational resources, teaching personnel and enrichment programs.


A non-profit, parent/teacher organization that enhances student education through volunteer efforts and school-specific programs.

District-Wide Teaching Personnel & Programs

Reading specialists (TK-5), science and instrumental music teachers (4th-5th grades), and library specialists at all schools (TK-8); 1:1 technology for all students (TK-8) at all schools; middle school (6th-8th grades) counselors, music, and after school sports at BRSSD middle schools

School-Specific Materials & Programs

Classroom materials, art programs, school community events, recreational equipment, field trips, newsletters, assemblies, parent education

Sources of Funding

Individual donations (Annual Giving Campaign)
Fundraisers (Save the Music, Spring District-wide Event, & Reading Power)
Corporate donations and employer matching
Stock donations and in-kind donations

Sources of Funding

Individual donations (Write-A-Check)
Fundraisers (Fun Run, Book Fair, Merchandise)
Box Tops for Education

What SchoolForce Needs

Corporate sponsorships (Save the Music)
Volunteers (events & committees)

What PTA Needs

Volunteers (committees, volunteer in the classroom, events)

Public education is a good value. An excellent education requires your investment!