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Woodside School gears up for kindergarten registration

Original post made on Feb 5, 2013

Parents whose children are eligible to attend kindergarten or transitional kindergarten next fall at Woodside Elementary School are invited to attend a informational meeting on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 8:30 a.m.

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Posted by Tax Payer, a resident of Atherton: West of Alameda
on Feb 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Why are there 4 elementary school districts serving Menlo Park, Portola Valley and Woodside with a total of 9 Schools?? There seems to be a bond measure every election year to support the schools, but if these four school districts were reduced to one, eliminate 3 administrations, how much money could be saved? More money is not needed, manage the money you have in a more fiduciary manner and eliminate the unneeded administrative overhead. How much are the administrators paid in each of these districts?

Posted by Sir Topham Hatt, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:07 pm

With the Basic Aid finding model, the 3 districts outside of Menlo Park City fare better than if they were merged. Financially only Menlo Park City district would want a merger.

Posted by wrong, a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Feb 7, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Menlo Park CSD is also a basic aid district so it would not benefit. The districts like to run their own fiefdoms, but financially it makes no sense.

Posted by Sir Topham Hatt, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Feb 7, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Menlo Park CSD is Basic Aid, I agree, but their overall property values are lower than the other three districts. That, combined with district-specific fundraising and property rental income, gives the other district higher spending per pupil averages than Menlo Park CSD.