From where does MPCSD’s funding come?
As a community-funded district, MPCSD receives nearly 90% of its funding from local sources, including 62% from property tax revenue, 15% from parcel taxes, and 8% from our education foundation, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation. State and federal funding accounts for only 13% of MPCSD's budget, and 4% of this is pass through money for the State Teachers’ Retirement (STRS) that has no effect on the MPCSD budget. The State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) is funded by contributions from the employee, employer, and State. For more information about MPCSD revenue, please visit the Interactive Financial Portal (OpenGov).