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SRVEF

San Ramon Valley Education Foundation

 
Mission
The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation invests in education, supports parent organizations, and engages our community for the benefit of and in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
 
Vision
To be a leader in fostering a world class educational experience.
 
Pillars
  • Investing in Innovation
  • Supporting Parent Organizations
  • Creating Community
For more information, please visit their website: www.srvef.org
 

SRVCPTA

SRV Council of PTAs

SRVCPTA
 
What does PTA stand for?
Parent Teacher Association
PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy membership association in America. Formed over 120 years ago, today’s National PTA is comprised of more than 4 million parents, teachers, grandparents, caregivers, foster parents, students, and other caring adults who share a commitment to improving the education, health, and safety of all children. 
 
What is the structure of PTA?
Unit- Council- District- State- National
PTA is set up in levels and the first level is the “unit” or school site PTA. There are 35 PTA / PTSA units in SRVUSD -- every school site has a PTA / PTSA unit (with the exception of Del Amigo). Some of our school sites include Student membership, so they are PTSA units. The next level of PTA is the Council level, which is the San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs for SRVUSD. The Council PTA is a member of the 32nd District PTA, which is the Contra Costa County-level PTA organization, as well as the California State PTA, and the National PTA
 
What does the Council PTA do?
Supports Units, Trains Volunteer Leaders and Facilitates Parent Engagement
Council PTA Board Members are volunteers from PTA units throughout the SRVUSD who have been elected to serve at a school district level. Council volunteers use their experience to guide their unit counterparts by providing leadership, training and support. The Council PTA represents 20,000 members from all of the PTA/PTSA units in the SRVUSD. 
 
The primary goals of the Council PTA include 
  • supporting and training parent leaders at the 35 school site units
  • increasing PTA membership in San Ramon Valley
  • providing communication between parents and school district administrators
  • advocating on behalf of our 20,000 members 
  • organizing CA legislative information and hosting legislative advocacy events
 
The Council holds monthly meetings with unit PTA presidents, district leaders, and special guest speakers. At these meetings, our parent leaders get valuable information about upcoming compliance deadlines, financial and legal forms that must be filed, important District initiatives and general updates from the Superintendent about what is going on that may require parent support. In addition to unit support, the Council promotes District-wide educational opportunities for parents, educators and community members.
 

TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX

TRAFFIX is a traffic congestion relief program funded by Measure J, the 1/2 cent sales tax approved by Contra Costa voters in 2004. Its sole purpose is to reduce traffic congestion caused by parents driving their children to and from school through some of the San Ramon Valley's most congested intersections.
 
To determine where the program would reduce the most traffic, TRAFFIX conducted comprehensive traffic studies throughout the Valley, and surveyed parents at all San Ramon Valley schools. After careful analysis, TRAFFIX established routes and service for Los Cerros Middle School, Green Valley and Vista Grande Elementary Schools in Danville, and Pine Valley Middle School, Country Club, Neil Armstrong, and Walt Disney Elementary Schools in San Ramon.  In 2012, TRAFFIX added bus routes and service for Monte Vista High School in Danville and California High School in San Ramon.  In 2014, TRAFFIX added a bus route and service for San Ramon Valley High school in Danville and Coyote Creek Elementary School in San Ramon.
 
TRAFFIX began service in August 2009 with a fleet of new, clean-burning buses with state-of-the-art safety features. To encourage parents to stop driving their kids to school, TRAFFIX provides bus service at less than half the cost of traditional school bus programs, only $285 for an entire school year. Parents who register early, by the end of the current school year, get the pass for only $210. That works out to about $1 a day — much less than the cost of driving.
 
TRAFFIX is operated jointly by the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, Contra Costa County, and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, with funding from Contra Costa County Measure J and County Service Area T-1. For more details on TRAFFIX, please see the FAQ section of this website.
 
To see if TRAFFIX will serve your address use the Route Finder.

Street Smarts

STREET SMARTS

The San Ramon Valley Street Smarts Program is a collaborative partnership between the Town of Danville, City of San Ramon, County of Contra Costa, San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon Valley Fire District, San Ramon Valley Council of PTAs and community partners.
 
Street Smarts gets people thinking. The purpose is to address traffic safety problems at their source: in the minds of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists.
 
Street Smarts brings education to the equation. The purpose is to supplement and complement the ongoing efforts involving engineering and enforcement.
 
Street Smarts works on different levels. The program has been promoted throughout the San Ramon Valley through a brand awareness campaign, community events, school activities and discussions, neighborhood initiatives, corporate sponsorships, banners and more. For more information please view street-smarts.com.

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOL

Suggested travel to and from school sites is a key community traffic safety concern. The mission of the San Ramon Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program is to raise awareness of pedestrian and traffic safety at school sites.  Launched in 1989, the City of San Ramon’s SRTS Program is a collaborative effort between the San Ramon Valley Unified School District, San Ramon Elementary School sites, and the City. The Program educates school site administrators, parents and children about bicycle safety, pedestrian awareness and traffic concerns. The SRTS Program promotes a comprehensive, proactive approach to securing safety along school routes and on school sites.
The key messages for drivers/parents and children about pedestrian and traffic safety are:
  • Drop-off and pick-up children from appropriate locations; 
  • Obey 25 mph speed limit in school zones and around school sites;
  • Park legally near school sites and walk children to/from school sites;
  • Children should always cross at designated crosswalks;
  • Do not use cell phones when driving to/from school sites;
  • Parents should always hold the hand of children, especially those under 8 years of age when crossing the street; and
  • Slow down in areas where children are walking to school.
This joint collaboration between the City and Schools has produced an effective program that reaches out to all elementary school students and promotes bicycle, pedestrian and traffic safety. For more information on the SRTS program, contact the City of San Ramon Transportation Division Main Line: 925-973-2650

511 CONTRA COSTA

511 CONTRA COSTA

511 Contra Costa is a comprehensive Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program that promotes alternatives to the single occupant vehicle. They encourage what they call “green commutes” via the utilization of alternative modes of transportation that eliminate traffic congestion and improve air quality by maximizing the use of our entire transportation network. Commute options include carpooling, vanpooling, telecommuting, biking, public transit, and walking.