How has school funding evolved in Menlo Park City School District?

  • For many years, Menlo Park City School District lagged behind its neighbors in offering small class sizes, providing a breadth of electives, and achieving top scores on academic performance indicators. District and Board leadership recognized the need for increased local funding to improve the conditions and quality of MPCSD beginning in the mid-1990s with the first of three facilities bonds and four parcel taxes. As aging sites began to be updated or rebuilt as a result of the three successful bonds, so too were improvements to the programming and teaching & learning innovations that have allowed MPCSD to become the award-winning, student-centered district it is today. If the community wishes to maintain this level of programming and performance, and wishes MPCSD to remain a well-regarded district that drives families to move to the community, the level of student funding must be consistent.


    For more information on the history of our parcel taxes, click here. To see detailed information on our tax revenue, click here.