Community meeting

The MPCSD is organizing two community meetings this week on finance and the parcel tax

through Parke Treadway October 3, 2021

As part of its long-term financial planning, the Menlo Park City School District provides opportunities for the community to continue to engage with the school board, district management and consultants on a variety of issues that affect the school. financial future of MPCSD.

The community is invited to attend two upcoming events:

  • Council study session on the financial future of the MPPCSD, Monday October 4, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Zoom link here.
  • Virtual lunch with the superintendent: why a tax on parcels? Wednesday October 6, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zoom link here.

The October 4 event will focus on the future financial challenges of MPCSD, including the loss of Title 1 funding, the mandatory addition of transition kindergarten, changes to the Tinsley voluntary transfer program with a potential loss of $ 1.5 million in funding for transfer students, and the enrollment impacts of the Town of Menlo Park’s requirement to add 3,000 housing units over the next ten years. This study session will include members of the school board, Superintendent Erik Burmeister and the SMC board office, Capitol advisors and facilities consultants from RGM Kramer, Inc.

The October 6 event will focus on the upcoming package tax, Measure B, and issues related to why the Council placed it on the ballot, the role the tax on packages plays. package in achieving financial sustainability and the measure’s relationship to the challenges to be discussed on October 4. The virtual lunch will feature Superintendent Erik Burmeister in conversation with the district CBO, members of the finance and audit committee, and elected school board officials.

Both events provide an opportunity for the public to ask questions and give their opinion. The MPCSD believes that the current challenges can be successfully mitigated and that an informed community is essential to creating a sustainable financial plan for the next generation of families in the district. Events will be recorded and publicly available on the district website.

Learn more about the neighborhood Community engagement page.