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MP district pursues after-school care at Laurel

Original post made on Feb 11, 2008

There's a huge need for after-school childcare at Menlo Park City schools, and the district is going to do something about it, school board members said on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

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Posted by Alessandra
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Feb 11, 2008 at 8:35 am

I am a little concerned we'll run out of time... We'll hear from Ken Ranella at the next board meeting in March. But will something actually happen between now and then? I am really curious to hear Glen Rojas comments...

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Posted by Nick Taylor
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm

This is a crucial need for our community, which is increasingly composed of working parents. Besides, all of the neighboring school districts (Palo Alto, Las Lomitas, and so on) already have on-site afterschool care. We should encourage our school board to put out an RFP (Request for Proposals) -- there are reputable vendors out there who would love to fill this need!