As part of the Oakland Unified School District, Hillcrest receives funding from OUSD. However, due to Hillcrest’s high test scores and socioeconomic base, there is state and local funding for specific educational purposes for which Hillcrest is not eligible, and rightly so. After several years of discussion, study and evaluation, the Hillcrest PTA concluded that one of the best ways to enrich our children’s education was to provide assistants and specialists to work with the Hillcrest staff in particular areas. This is done in close coordination with the Hillcrest principal. These roles include a curriculum aide, a library aide, art and music teachers, computer instructor, and teachers to achieve class-size reduction.
The PTA funds these programs mainly through an annual auction, a walkathon, a donation letter, and electronic and paper scrip. Your support for these fund-raising efforts directly benefits the children of Hillcrest School. The PTA encourages every family to participate in the PTA, and in school itself. Become actively involved by serving on a committee such as: Community Relations, Emergency Preparedness, Facilities, Playground, Membership, Programming, Ways and Means (fundraising), Communications (Yellow Pages), Fine Arts and Computers. Learn more about volunteering at Hillcrest.