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 approximately $69 million annual operating budget for 2022-23 fiscal year. The District serves nearly 2,800 children across Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, and unincorporated San Mateo County with staffing of about 400 employees.


    Approximately 90% of the total revenue is from local sources. 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 Budget and Financial Portal. 

     Staff  Contact Information

     Marites Fermin

    Chief Business Officer

     Wendy Valencia

    Administrative Assistant to the Chief Business Officer & Benefits Technician

     Dani Ly

    Budget/Fiscal Analyst
    Mischelle Lal

    Payables/Accounting Technician
    Debi Rice

    Business Office Assistant/Lunch Program Specialist