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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest opinion: Parcel tax a wise investment in community's future

Our Menlo Park City district schools are outstanding for a reason — this community consistently invests in our common...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, 6 hours ago | 27 comments | 1758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park: Third-graders take on computer coding

"OK class, write your last line of code," Nhi Vu, an instructor at Code for Fun tells a wiggly pack of third-graders at Belle...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mike , 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 814 Views

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Rich Gordon takes government relations job at nonprofit

Rich Gordon, who served 24 years in elected office locally and recently termed out as representative to the state Assembly,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1100 Views

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Woodside year in review: Openings, closings, and costly tree-felling

Woodside loves its heritage trees and protects them with large penalties meted out to people who cut them down without a...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by kimmy, on Jan 18, 2017 at 9:57 am | 2 comments | 1193 Views

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Are contiguous parcels counted as one for MPCSD parcel taxes?

Many school districts which have levied parcel taxes on property owners have allowed "contiguous lots" to be counted as single...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Jan 17, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 317 Views

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Rebuttal Arguments for MPCSD Parcel Tax due 12/27/16

Primary Arguments In Favor and Against the MPCSD Parcel tax have been filed. See: https://www.shapethefuture.org/elections/2017/march/ Harland...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:26 am | 3 comments | 491 Views

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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 zoom, on Jan 4, 2017 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 2148 Views

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Teacher layoffs ahead as MP district plans cuts

More than 17 teaching jobs are on the line as the Menlo Park City School District struggles to close a $2 million shortfall...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2010
Last comment by R R, on Jan 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm | 198 comments | 8974 Views

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Almanac Holiday Fund: Helping older teens make sexual health decisions

Gifts to the Almanac's Holiday Fund benefit Health Connected and nine other local community-service organizations. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by love, on Dec 30, 2016 at 10:14 am | 1 comment | 1129 Views

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Stanford Children's Health to launch new 'critical' youth mental health services

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’'s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as "immediate...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Nicole, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:53 am | 2 comments | 1189 Views

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M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies; community rallied to raise funds

Update: The young man described in this story, Aisea Mataele, was taken off of life support in the early evening of Dec....

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Damarius Louie, on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:12 pm | 4 comments | 23491 Views

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Parcel tax measure in Menlo Park City School District moves toward board approval

As two members of the Menlo Park City School District's governing board finished up their terms Wednesday night, Nov. 30,...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 77 comments | 3800 Views

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High school board approves map subdividing district into five voting areas

In a unanimous vote on Wednesday, Dec. 14, the board of the Sequoia Union High School District approved a map that subdivides...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Shame, on Dec 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 2184 Views

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Monday: Parcel tax vote for Menlo Park school board

The public's last chance to weigh in on the details of a parcel tax measure that the Menlo Park City School District's governing...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by brian, on Dec 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 3 comments | 1879 Views

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Atherton panel: Stepping off college admissions treadmill

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, Harvard educator Richard Weissbourd and Challenge Success founder Denise Pope recently...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Westbrook, on Dec 2, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 9 comments | 4533 Views

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MPCSD Opinion Survey

Just arrived in an unmarked envelope. No return address. Nothing indicating its purpose. Would have assumed it was junk...

Original post made by Menlo Voter. on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 29, 2016 at 6:48 pm | 4 comments | 415 Views

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Menlo Park school district answers questions from new board member

Here are the responses to a series of questions posed by incoming Menlo Park City School District board member Caroline Lucas...

Original post made by Barbara Wood on Nov. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 266 Views

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School board ponders budget, parcel tax choices

Members of the governing board of the Menlo Park City School District continue to struggle with how to balance the district's...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 29, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 36 comments | 3777 Views

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15 Things Wrong with Caroline Lucas'' Plan to Balance the MPCSD Budget - Part 2

To review, in Caroline’s position paper – ““How to Balance the Long Term Budget – Because we are the Smiths –...

Original post made by CPA on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 411 Views

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Speakers tell school district to go for a parcel tax to avoid cuts

Members of the public almost universally favored another parcel tax, and several suggested asking for enough to avoid budget...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Interested, on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:37 am | 110 comments | 4068 Views
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