MEF and PTA, FAQ
MEF and PTA
What is the Role of MEF?
Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) funds staff and LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) programs at all 5 schools. Based upon the previous year’s contributions, the district is able to hire staff and provide essential educational programs to all students in the District. This includes elementary music education, middle school technology, and a District-wide social emotional learning curriculum. If we raise less than the year before, the district must make cuts and reductions to staff and programs. This was the case during the last economic recession. Every student in the district benefits from these essential programs cut during drastic State budget cuts.
What is the Role of Each PTA?
Each school’s PTA raises money for field trips, assemblies, and materials at their specific campus for that school year. PTA funds cannot hire staff nor fund LCAP programs. PTAs are intended to make campus life more communal; to support teachers in volunteering and material needs; and to enrich their students’ academic experiences with those “extras” that make school fun.
MEF and Parent Organizations WORK TOGETHER
The Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) and each school’s PTAs/PTO work together with educators and families to optimize the educational programming and experience for students in our Millbrae schools.
The MEF optimizes the quality of educational programming throughout the Millbrae School District.
The parent organizations optimize the quality of campus experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) is more than a funding source. Our board has invested time in learning about our district, state funding, and programs. If you have any questions not addressed here, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll be happy to help!
Who operates the Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF)?
The Board of Directors is composed of volunteer parents and teachers in the Millbrae School District. In addition to the Board of Directors, we have an average of 15-20 volunteers who give their time to one or more events throughout the year. It is important for us to have representation from all schools in our District.
What is the difference between the MEF and our PTAs/O?