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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax election: Backers raise more than $80K for campaign

Backers of the March 7 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District had reported raising more than $80,000 by...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 21 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1916 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dismal Voucher Results Surprise Researchers as DeVos Era Begins

Our local libertarian with the quest to use vouchers to hinder public education will not share the results of a CONSERVATIVE...

Original post made by Mack on Feb. 24, 2017
Last comment by Charter v Public, 6 hours ago | 9 comments | 163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 24, 2017 at 5:12 pm | 58 comments | 2710 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Services held for Aisea Mataele, 14, M-A freshman

Services were held Dec. 28 for Aisea Mataele, 14, a freshman at Menlo-Atherton High School, who died Dec. 20 at Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Maia Waissar, on Feb 21, 2017 at 7:58 pm | 2 comments | 2409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Continue the legacy of supporting our local schools by supporting parcel tax

It's fair to say there is a bit more vigor in political discourse on the San Francisco Peninsula these days. Regardless of...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Interested, on Feb 21, 2017 at 12:07 pm | 39 comments | 1590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district starts process to lay off 30 teachers

The Menlo Park City School District's governing board has approved starting the process for laying off the equivalent of...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 20, 2017 at 12:04 pm | 17 comments | 3568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thursday: Community meeting on school parcel tax, financing

Voters with questions about the Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax ballot measure may get answers at a community...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Man, on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:21 pm | 5 comments | 886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community invited to meet with Erik Burmeister on school tax

Voters with questions about the Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax ballot measure may get answers at a community...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 196 Views

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Guest opinion: 'Platinum education'? A closer look at district spending from a national perspective

In the recent debates over funding and parcel taxes for the Menlo Park City School District, it has concerned me significantly...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by cut, on Feb 13, 2017 at 4:27 am | 25 comments | 2167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education - De Vos - Schools - Religion

An article in today's Daily Journal addresses local educator concerns over the appointment of Betsy De Vos as Education Secretary....

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by deep voices , on Feb 11, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Election: Schools seek second chance on parcel tax

On March 7, polls in the Menlo Park City School District will be open, with one question for voters to consider: Yes or no...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 9, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 11 comments | 1569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transition from Hillview to MA

MA gave a talk at Hillview recently, I think 83% of Hillview 8th graders become 9th graders at MA. MA also draws from La...

Original post made by Big Jim on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Big Jim, on Feb 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm | 1 comment | 178 Views

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Guest opinion: 'Platinum education'? A look at school spending from national perspective

In the recent debates over funding and parcel taxes for the Menlo Park City School District, it has concerned me significantly...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2017
Last comment by Richard Hine, on Feb 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure X to keep schools thriving

The Menlo Park City School District community is appealing to voters once again to support a parcel tax, 10 months after...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 8, 2017 at 8:09 am | 4 comments | 574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools seek second chance on parcel tax

On March 7, polls in the Menlo Park City School District will be open, with one question for voters to consider: Yes or no...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Feb 7, 2017 at 7:55 pm | 4 comments | 813 Views

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Voting starts Feb. 6 on Menlo Park school district parcel tax

Voting by mail or in person at voting centers starts Monday, Feb. 6, on a ballot measure asking Menlo Park City School District...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2017
Last comment by Jarrod, on Feb 7, 2017 at 5:36 pm | 38 comments | 3856 Views

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Yes, Daily Post, there is a 'divident'

An open note to the MPCSD community, I don’t usually post on the Almanac Town Square Forum. In fact, this is the first...

Original post made by Erik Burmeister on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by Mark D., on Feb 6, 2017 at 12:25 am | 40 comments | 2819 Views

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Guest opinion: School district's robust elective program allows kids to discover paths to passions

In 2004, I was a fourth-grader at Oak Knoll Elementary School. The first time I had ever used video-editing software was...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Feb 3, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 8 comments | 991 Views

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Guest opinion: Crunching the numbers on funding our schools

We went house hunting years ago with a fixed budget. We looked at similarly priced houses in six local school districts....

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Jennifer Bestor, on Feb 2, 2017 at 12:12 pm | 75 comments | 3135 Views

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Menlo Park Streets Need to Be Safer for Kids

While many have set their eyes on Washington DC over the past week, a growing group of concerned citizens have also had their...

Original post made by Jen Wolosin, Parents for Safe Routes on Jan. 23, 2017
Last comment by neighbor, on Jan 27, 2017 at 8:39 pm | 23 comments | 1631 Views
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