The Menlo Park City School District wants to know what the public thinks about it putting a parcel tax measure on the ballot next year to help it make up what the district predicts will be a $5.3 million budget shortfall by the 2020-21 school year.
Two board meetings, one at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, and a second at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, will be held in the Hillview Middle School Performing Arts Center, 1100 Elder Ave. in Menlo Park.
The district says the topic of both will be: "Should MPCSD pursue a different parcel tax to avoid or minimize cuts?"
Two parcel tax measures failed in May.
The district plans two additional meetings on budget options: Nov. 9 and Nov. 30. Both will be in the Hillview Performing Arts Center, starting at 6 p.m. The Nov. 30 meeting is scheduled so the board could meet a Dec. 2 deadline to put a parcel tax measure on the March 2017 ballot.
Visit District.MPCSD.org (the district's website) for more information. Videos of previous budget meetings and links to financial information on current and past budgets are posted.