What will the next school year look like if the Menlo Park City School District's $178 parcel tax doesn't pass in May? Superintendent Ken Ranella is offering a preview with a meeting on the "worst-case scenario" budget for the 2010-11 school year at a special school board meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Laurel School's multipurpose room, 95 Edge Road, Atherton.
Mr. Ranella says that the district is expecting a $2 million deficit for the next school year, including an anticipated $1.4 million hit from the state. On the chopping block are librarians, counselors and administrators, as well as reductions in remedial education and specialist teachers, he said.
Mr. Ranella's report is online at Report link.