Education and Lifelong Learning
Education is the foundation of a thriving community. The public and private schools in Burlingame provide the local youth with the skills and knowledge to succeed in life; support for the K-12 educational system remains a top priority. The City can also continue to provide learning opportunities for residents at all stages of life, from early childhood education to adult courses and professional development.
Provide opportunities for residents of all ages and backgrounds to access high-quality educational services and resources.
Encourage efforts to expand the overall capacity of local childcare and early childhood development centers in Burlingame. Identify opportunities for affordable alternatives to pre-school and pre-kindergarten through partnerships with the Burlingame School District, the Parks and Recreation Department, libraries, and community organizations.
Identify opportunities for partnerships with schools, libraries, local colleges, and other educational organizations to establish accessible community education programs and events for all ages, including early childhood education, English Language Learner classes, technology classes, after-school programs, recreational activities, and senior programs.
Increase access to educational resources by promoting online and digital technologies that allow users to access non-print collections through electronic devices. Consider innovative ways to bring library services into the community through library kiosks, pop-up libraries, book vending machines, and book fairs.
Pursue funding for library facility maintenance and enhancement of programs and services through a variety of mechanisms, including developer fees, general fund resources, special service districts, user fees, bond initiatives, and grants. Include funds in the Capital Improvement Program for timely facility improvements.
Promote career resources, programs, and occupational skills training services offered by local and regional agencies, such as the NOVA Workforce Board and the California Employment Development Department. Coordinate with local schools, colleges, and businesses to sponsor job fairs and career training programs.