So wait, low enrollment is actually a good thing:
"The numbers are significant because the Menlo Park district, along with the Woodside, Portola Valley and Las Lomitas districts, is “community funded” (formerly called “basic aid”), meaning it receives most of its revenue from local sources. Little of the funding is tied to enrollment. The local revenue sources include property taxes, parcel taxes and donations.
In the Menlo Park district, lower enrollment could ease the district’s budget woes. Consultants had previously predicted the district would have 3,151 students in 2020 and 3,280 in 2025. The new projection shows 2,939 students in 2020 and 2,979 in 2023. Enrollment in October of 2017 was 2,972."