Community

Our #1 Partner is You

Local Level

The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District: BRSSD is the public school district which educates children in Belmont, Redwood Shores, and portions of Redwood City, San Carlos, and San Mateo. It takes pride in providing academically challenging learning experiences in a caring environment.

The Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) (17th District): The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

Opening Doors PTA: It’s mission is to provide resources for parents, district educators and children who need extra support, through an educational speaker series, program materials, and in advocating for a supportive environment at our schools.

School-Force: School-Force is a local education non-profit organization run by volunteers. It raises “money for teachers and programs to ensure an exceptional education for the children of the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District”.

State Level

The California Teachers Association: The CTA is the education union of California. Founded in 1863, it now has 325,000 members working in K-12 education, community colleges, and California State universities. Its mission is “to protect and promote the well-being of its members; to improve the conditions of teaching and learning; to advance the cause of free, universal, and quality public education; to ensure that the human dignity and civil rights of all children and youth are protected; and to secure a more just, equitable, and democratic society”.

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS): CalSTRS provides “retirement related benefits and services to teachers in public schools and community colleges”.

The California Retired Teachers’ Association (CalRTA): “For more than 80 years CalRTA has been working to protect teachers’ retirements, educating legislators about our needs and providing a community where retirees can find resources, exclusive benefits, information, and networking opportunities.”

The California Department of Education: “California will provide a world-class education for all students, from early childhood to adulthood. The Department of Education serves our state by innovating and collaborating with educators, schools, parents, and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work, and thrive in a highly connected world.”

National Level

The National Education Association: The NEA is the education union of the United States. Founded in 1857 by one hundred educators, it has now grown to over 3.2 million members. Its mission is “to advocate for education professionals and to unite our members and the nation to fulfill the promise of public education to prepare every student to succeed in a diverse and interdependent world”.

The United States Department of Education: “ED’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.”