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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 Train Fan, 54 minutes ago | 54 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 Menlo Voter., 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 1094 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 | 3771 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 | 299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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. 97 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 | 3421 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 | 240 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 | 3829 Views

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15 Things Wrong with Caroline Lucas' Plan to Balance the MPCSD Budget - Part 1

As part of her campaign to get elected, Caroline Lucas and her supporters touted how she was the only candidate to publish...

Original post made by CPA on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 24, 2016 at 8:29 am | 9 comments | 340 Views

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Laurel students celebrate school's national award

Students and staff at Laurel School's upper and lower campuses gathered Nov. 21 to celebrate the school's National Blue...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Carmen, on Nov 23, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 1754 Views

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Sunday service for Thomas Sege of Woodside, former CEO of Varian Associates

A memorial service for Woodside resident and technology executive Thomas D. Sege is set for 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1618 Views

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Menlo Park City School District board leaning toward March parcel tax election

The board of the Menlo Park City School District is leaning toward putting a parcel tax measure on the ballot in March, but...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 12, 2016 at 1:49 pm | 36 comments | 1568 Views

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Woodside High student attacked after posting her support for Donald Trump

A Woodside High sophomore said that after she posted on social media her support of Donald Trump for president, she was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Belle Haven Resident, on Nov 10, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 35 comments | 8592 Views

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Menlo-Atherton beats Gunn to reach boys water polo championship

CCS water polo: Henry Marks scored with 36 seconds remaining to play to lift third-seeded Menlo-Atherton to an 8-7 victory...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Ol' Home Boy, on Nov 10, 2016 at 4:46 pm | 1 comment | 396 Views

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Update: Ackerman, Lucas lead in Menlo Park City School District board race

Two candidates seen by many as "outsiders," David Ackerman and Caroline Lucas, appear to have been elected to the governing...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 9, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 2 comments | 4408 Views

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Improve the MPCSD by Electing David Ackerman as a Board Trustee

As a member of the MPCSD community for 15 years, David Ackerman demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs and concerns...

Original post made by Sentinel on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by MPEA, on Nov 7, 2016 at 9:26 am | 1 comment | 234 Views

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Saywell, Gupta top spenders in Menlo Park school district election

The two top spending candidates in the Menlo Park City School District race, Scott Saywell and Alka Gupta, have each spent...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Menlo Voter., on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 2 comments | 1560 Views

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Hinshaw endorses Ackerman and Gupta

While I appreciate people's support, to be clear I am not running for election to the Menlo Park School Board. A few weeks...

Original post made by Scott Hinshaw on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Vickie Mrva, on Nov 1, 2016 at 10:01 am | 12 comments | 783 Views

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Guest opinion: What kind of school district will its new superintendent lead?

I like adventure. And when the Menlo Park City School District board put my potential appointment as the district's next...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Oct 25, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 2468 Views

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Monday and Tuesday: Public input sought on school budget decisions

Two more meetings designed to get the public's input on whether the Menlo Park City School District should put a parcel tax...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Tim, on Oct 24, 2016 at 10:24 pm | 7 comments | 1520 Views
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