Business Office

  •  The Business Department is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the District. This includes budget preparation, payroll processing and reporting, purchasing of goods and services and accounts payable/receivable.


    Menlo Park City School District is a community-funded district with an annual operating budget of $54 million dollars. The District has approximately 3,000 students at five schools (grades K-8) with a staff of about 360 employees.  


    Local property taxes make up the majority of the District’s revenue.  The District also receives substantial support from the community in the form of parcel taxes and contributions to both the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation (MPAEF) and each school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). This support is critical to making our school district the unique district that it is with excellent teachers and programs and low student to teacher ratios.  Only a minimal amount of funding is received from federal and state sources. 


    Learn more about the District’s budget and to access key financial reports and information on the District’s Interactive Financial Portal. 


    Staff  Contact Information


    Marites Fermin

    Chief Business Officer


    Wendy Valencia

    Administrative Assistant to the Chief Business Officer & Director of MOT


    Jill Frederiksen

    Director, Fiscal Services

    Mischelle Lal

    Payables/Accounting Technician

    Debi Rice

    Business Office Assistant/Lunch Program Specialist

    Gina Silva

    Payroll/Accounting Technician