Dear MPCSD Community,
To ensure our students and staff are safe through the upcoming storm, our maintenance crew has been preparing our schools and facilities. We have checked our communication systems and reviewed emergency protocol with staff. Please allow for extra driving time when dropping off and picking up your children. Please be safe and patient on the road. We understand if our students or you are late due to weather and traffic conditions.
In case of power and communication loss, the District will use our usual communication methods (email and websites) in addition to using the following radio stations to communicate emergency bulletins: KCBS (740 AM) and KZSU (90.1 FM).
Appeal of Menlo Mandarin Immersion Charter Petition
On December 5, MMICS submitted an appeal to the San Mateo County Office of Education. (As I previously reported, on November 12th, the MPCSD School Board unanimously denied the charter petition based on the criteria outlined in the law.) The County Board will be holding a Public Hearing on January 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the San Mateo County Office Of Education (SMCOE), 101 Twin Dolphin Dr, Redwood City, CA 94065. The Public Hearing is the community’s opportunity to provide input to the County Board, and our District will be presenting information on our denial of MMICS’s petition for the County Board to consider. The County Board plans to take action and make a decision on February 4 at 7:00 p.m. also at SMCOE.
The District also received the Petitioners’ request for District facilities under Proposition 39 on October 31. On December 1, the District denied the petitioners’ request for District facilities under Proposition 39.
You can find all Board meeting presentations, reports, and additional information related to the Charter Petition on the District's website (below).
- September 12: Charter petition from MMICS including petition signatures
- September 3 Board Meeting: Presentation on Charter School Fundamentals
- Charter Petition FAQ's
- October 27 Board Study Session: Presentation
- November 12 Board Meeting: District's Leadership Team's Presentation
- November 12 Board Meeting: District's Leadership Team's Evaluation Report of Petition to form the MMICS; after public comment, the Board unanimously denied the petition based on the criteria outlined in the law, adopting the Leadership Team’s report as the official written findings.
- October 31: District received MMICS request for District facilities under Proposition 39
- December 1: District's Response to MMICS request for District facilities under Proposition 39
- December 5: MMICS Appeal to the San Mateo County Board of Education
- December 12 Board Meeting: District's Supplemental Findings in support of Denial of Petition to form the MMICS
You may have heard about Enterovirus D-68 in the news lately because of its impact on children and teenagers. The good news is that so far no cases have been detected or reported in San Mateo County. However, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and the precautions schools can take to help keep EVD68 from spreading. The San Mateo County Office of Education has shared some information with us, and linked to this announcements are notices in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Chinese (traditional). Simply click on the name of the language to get that version of the notice. Contact the County Office of Education if you have any questions.