• One of the ways to get involved with your school district is to serve on a School Board or Superintendent's Advisory Committee. These committees organize around specific topics and either advise the Board, or the Superintendent directly. Currently, the Finance and Audit Committee has one open position, and Superintendent Burmeister is forming an advisory committee around the development of our fully funded guidelines.
    Advisory Committee on Full Funding
    Superintendent Erik Burmeister is seeking parent and community members for a Superintendent's Advisory Committee. The Committee, known as the Full Funding Advisory Committee, will meet 4-6 times this fall and winter to provide input on the development of a definition of "full funding" for MPCSD. As a Community Funded district which relies on parcel taxes and foundation giving for one-quarter of its budget, it is essential that we be able to define what we believe "fully funded" means when it comes to our children's education. Having this benchmark will better enable us to characterize whether or not we have the funding to achieve our targets. If you have a baseline understanding of our district's funding sources/challenges and are interested in participating in this committee, please email Superintendent Burmeister at eburmeister@mpcsd.org for more information. The deadline to communicate your interest is Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
    Finance and Audit Committee
    The Menlo Park City School District Board of Education is seeking one volunteer community member to serve on the School Board’s Finance and Audit Committee. The Finance and Audit Committee was established in 2012 to facilitate public understanding of the District’s financial reporting process and to assist staff in the delivery of timely, clear and reliable financial information to the public. The Committee can review and analyze multi-year projection assumptions, can provide input on strategic decisions regarding fiscal health i.e. bonding decisions, long-term economic uncertainty reserve, retiree actuarial report, etc., and on an annual basis, review the audit with an independent auditor. For more information on MPCSD’s Finance and Audit Committee, its mandate and bylaws, click here.
    The Committee meets 5 - 7 times per year, normally on Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Menlo Park City School District Office. If you are interested in this position, please submit a letter of interest, resume as well as background information about yourself as it relates to the position to: Menlo Park City School District, Superintendent’s Office, Attn: Lanita Villasenor, 181 Encinal Ave., Atherton, CA 94027 or you may email your information to: lvillasenor@mpcsd.org. Applications are due Friday, October 19, 2018.