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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation raises $900,000 for Woodside High School

Woodside High School will be participating in the Silicon Valley Urban Debate League in the 2016-17 school year, one of many...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2016
Last comment by Portola Valley parent, on Jun 22, 2016 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Lawyer explains when school district can exclude public

After promising to involve the public in future planning, the Menlo Park City School District invited a lawyer to a board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:49 am | 13 comments | 1213 Views

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Scholarship fund honors longtime college adviser Alice Kleeman

In a first for Menlo-Atherton High School's Senior Awards Night, held this year on May 31, scholarships were handed out in...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Alice Kleeman, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 1379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Report Card from Redwood City School District

I received this mailing yesterday. These mailings are not cheap. How much did it cost, and to whom was it mailed? Is this...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jenna Carson: a force in helping at-risk students succeed

It's uncommon to encounter an advocate for narrowing one's choices, but fewer options can sometimes be what's called for,...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 21, 2016 at 7:07 am | 1 comment | 790 Views

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Las Lomitas district says it's working hard to diversify teaching staff

Parents concerned about the lack of diversity in the teaching staff of the Las Lomitas school district heard this week about...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Act NOW!, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 37 comments | 5400 Views

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School board endorses plan to engage public in its decisions

School board members on June 7 endorsed a proposal by Menlo Park City School District Superintendent Maurice Ghysels to form...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Triona, on Jun 16, 2016 at 2:38 pm | 1 comment | 161 Views

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MPCSD Candidate Information Night

Notice of Candidate Information Night for the Menlo Park City School District Governing Board: On Wednesday, June 1 at...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Train Fan, on Jun 11, 2016 at 10:36 am | 47 comments | 1447 Views

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Menlo Park district school board endorses plan to involve community

Superintendent Maurice Ghysels has come up with a plan to involve the community in issues that arose when the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm | 3 comments | 2151 Views

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Woodside School District may put parcel tax on ballot

The Woodside Elementary School District's governing board is contemplating putting a parcel tax measure on the November ballot. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 2 comments | 1012 Views

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Want to run for school board? Info meeting June 1

Those interested in running in the Nov. 8 election for one of the two open seats on the school board of the Menlo Park City...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 2 comments | 1072 Views

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Menlo Park tonight: Learn how the city budget works

Are you curious about how finances work in the city of Menlo Park? Read the full story here http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/05/25/menlo-park-tonight-learn-how-the-city-budget-...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Plubius, on May 27, 2016 at 8:32 am | 1 comment | 758 Views

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MPCSD Property Tax Debt Service and Cost per ADA

The chart MPCSD Debt Service shows how much property tax is scheduled to be collected to service the General Obligation Bonds...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 17, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm | 4 comments | 241 Views

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School board discusses spending cuts after tax measures fail

A week after two parcel tax measures failed to gain the needed two-thirds majority in the May 3 election, the board of the...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 20, 2016 at 6:00 am | 44 comments | 2902 Views

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Menlo Park resident among service academy appointees

Rep. Anna Eshoo will host a reception on Friday, May 20, in Mountain View to honor this year's U.S. Service Academy appointees...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jbcham, on May 19, 2016 at 10:52 pm | 1 comment | 1018 Views

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Who is prospering from Prop 13?

Proposition 13 has been called California's "third rail" -- as in, untouchable. When billionaire Warren Buffet was serving...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2010
Last comment by Y Pie, on May 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 101 comments | 34760 Views

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Las Lomitas district parents want a more diverse teaching staff

Parents in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District say something needs to be done about the fact that they have only 9...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2016
Last comment by Heather Hopkins, on May 8, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 33 comments | 4418 Views

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New expenditure per pupil reporting requirements

Those of you who have been following the numbers in the MPCSD Parcel Tax topics will be happy to know that the district's...

Original post made by Jack Hickey on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 464 Views

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Today: Portola Valley reviews plans for new Windmill School

Plans for a new facility for Windmill School, a preschool, at 900 Portola Road at the former site of Al's Nursery, go before...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by P.V. Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 901 Views

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Editorial: A reluctant 'no' recommendation on parcel tax measures

The Menlo Park City School District's parcel tax measures contain a fatal flaw: They have no sunset clause, and that's why...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jack Hickey, on May 1, 2016 at 3:05 pm | 72 comments | 4400 Views
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