The district is aiming to double the size of that program, which currently has about 2,000 full-time students enrolled.
The added funding will also expand dual enrollment at College of San Mateo and Ca?ada College ($2.5 million), and go toward textbook costs ($1.25 million), according to the June 23 board meeting packet.
"Still more work to do, but it is a huge step toward facilitating equity, access and upward mobility for our underresourced students," said trustee John Pimentel, who lives in Menlo Park.
The board also approved restarting the Ca?ada College shuttle that runs through East Palo Alto to help students get to Ca?ada in Woodside for $421,200.
Some 581 students in the Promise Scholars Program graduated in 2021, according to the packet.
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