A Message from the Belmont-Redwood Shores School District About Sandpiper Elementary School Expansion Plans

Dear Redwood Shores Community,

The Belmont-Redwood Shores School District is planning to expand Sandpiper Elementary School to provide 6th, 7th, and 8th grades and a total of 220 additional students in grades K-8. This project is intended to offer the families in Redwood Shores a local public school option for grades 6-8 and to help reduce the overall traffic into and out of the Shores. In compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the City of Redwood City has commissioned an environmental study, known as an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration. The document outlines what the impacts might be and how the District proposes to mitigate the potential impacts to a less than significant level. An analysis of potential traffic impacts is included. The study was published on November 4, and public comments will be accepted until December 6, 2016.

You can find the study on the District’s homepage, at www.brssd.org, and you can provide comments to Lisa Costa Sanders, Contract Principal Planner with the City of Redwood City, at 650-780-7363 or . Thank you!

Michael Milliken


Belmont-Redwood Shores School District

Superintendent’s Update to the Community

Thursday January 23, at 7pm
at Nesbit School in Belmont

Micheal Milliken the Belmont Redwood Shores School District Superintendent, wants to keep the community informed, to give them direct access to our district leadership, and to provide current and accurate information about district budget, curriculum, enrollment, and testing. Mr. Milliken will be holding a community meeting this Thusday to discuss these important matters with Redwood Shores and Belmont residents.

Please plan to attend for the latest with the district.

Meet the Elementary School District Superintendent

Dr. Michael Milliken, the new superintendent for the Belmont-Redwood Shores Elementary School District, is eager to meet the community. His top priority is to improve the District’s communication, and as part of this effort is inviting residents to join him to talk about issues that affect our school system.

Thursday, August 29th
6:30 PM
Sandpiper Community Center
(797 Redwood Shores Parkway, Redwood City, CA 94065)

Everyone is invited to convene for this important meeting.There will be a similar event in Belmont on Sept. 4th – see the District’s website ( http://www.brssd.org ) for details.


About Dr. Michael P. Milliken
Dr. Milliken
Dr. Milliken joined the District formally beginning on July 1, 2013. He began his career in public education as an elementary school teacher in San Diego in 1996. He subsequently served as an elementary teacher and then middle school math teacher in Maryland and was appointed as an elementary principal in Newark, California, in 2005. Dr. Milliken joined the Palo Alto Unified School District as the principal at Jordan Middle School in 2008. He served as principal for three years and is credited with creating a collaborative environment and positive school culture.

In 2011, Dr. Milliken was elevated to Director of Secondary Education in the Palo Alto Unified School District and has been responsible for supervising Palo Alto’s two high schools, as well as three middle schools and adult school.

Dr. Milliken received a BA in Political Science, and an MA and Ph.D. in Educational Administration, all from Stanford University. For two years after college, he taught English in Indonesia to students preparing to become teachers. Dr. Milliken, who is married with two daughters, has coached youth softball and soccer, and has served on the board of the educational foundation for his daughters’ school district.