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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.

SchoolForce

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

PTA

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, Reading Power, Gala/Auction Annual Event)
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

Donations
Corporate sponsorships (Save the Music, Gala/Auction Annual Event)
Volunteers (events & committees)

What PTA Needs

Donations
Volunteers (committees, volunteer in the classroom, events)

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