INspire in our children a love of learning.
INvolve ourselves in their learning journey.
INvest in their future.
Welcome to the start of the 2016-17 school year from your PTOs, the Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation and the Menlo Park City School District!
This week our children head off to meet their teachers and make new friends at Encinal, Laurel, Oak Knoll, and Hillview schools. Beginning on day one -- Thursday, September 1st -- they will be enjoying all the benefits of the innovative and excellent education provided within the Menlo Park City School District.
Our schools are community-funded which means the majority of our revenue (almost 92%) comes from here at home. The small amount of money the District receives from state and federal sources only covers 21 days of school a year. Locally, just 18 cents of every property tax dollar goes to our schools.
The remaining money, the amount needed to move our schools from "good enough" to award-winning, comes from district family and community support.