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SCHOOLS & KIDS

measure x - empire building continues

Incoming MPCSD Superintendent, Erik Burmeister, is excited to announce the appointment, pending Board approval on April 18,...

Original post made by new guy on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Menlo Voter., 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 49 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special Education - Who pays?

In an "Overview of Special Education in California" the Legislative Analyst's Office provides some insight into the cost...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by values, 7 hours ago | 10 comments | 133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park school district administrator wins state award

Ginny Maiwald, the Menlo Park City School District's director of student services, has won the California Special Education...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2017
Last comment by Jana Parker, on Mar 27, 2017 at 1:30 pm | 1 comment | 1691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park donors sponsor high school kids to see 'Hamilton'

Today, 2,200 Bay Area high school students and teachers will gain free bragging rights to an exclusive experience many locals...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2017
Last comment by Bay Home, on Mar 25, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 4 comments | 2775 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School parcel tax measure passes with 78 percent voter approval

A $360 parcel tax measure in the Menlo Park City School District was approved by 78 percent of voters, county election officials...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 17, 2017 at 9:59 am | 53 comments | 6771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hiding the true cost of the government schooling system

Historically, the cost per pupil reported by school districts did not include the cost of county and state agencies supporting...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 15, 2017 at 11:18 am | 7 comments | 278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: What's next for Menlo Park school district?

While voters in the Menlo Park City School District overwhelmingly approved a $360 parcel tax measure on March 7, the district's...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 pm | 4 comments | 1611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tuesday: Polls open for school parcel tax voters

Tuesday, March 7, is Election Day in the Menlo Park City School District. Voters will decide whether to approve an annual...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2017
Last comment by Ed Rollins, on Mar 7, 2017 at 9:10 pm | 27 comments | 2170 Views

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 Jack Hickey, on Mar 5, 2017 at 4:46 pm | 39 comments | 4754 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 Mar 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm | 68 comments | 3250 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 Jack Hickey, on Mar 3, 2017 at 5:11 pm | 22 comments | 642 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 | 2578 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 | 1923 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 | 4040 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 | 1043 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 | 354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

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 | 2479 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 | 427 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 | 1946 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 | 248 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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