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Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

Benjy Wall-Feng

January 27, 2019


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This article was first published on January 23, 2019, and updated on January 27. In a community forum at Tam on Wednesday, January 22, district superintendent Tara Taupier and chief financial officer Corbett Elsen presented the current Fiscal Advisory Draft Recommendation to a crowd of about 50 stude...

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

Benjy Wall-Feng

December 17, 2018


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Cynthia Roenisch, Dan Oppenheim and Kevin Saavedra were elected to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees on Election Day, November 6. The board will be responsible for navigating the district’s current budget crisis, and as a result financial experience was a major focus of the candidates’ campaigns, as...

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

District considers consolidating, cutting electives

Benjy Wall-Feng

December 14, 2018


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Administrators, teachers, and students across the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) are discussing the potential proposal of a number of cost-cutting changes to scheduling policies next year, according to Tam principal J.C. Farr and multiple teachers. If the changes are proposed and approved...

JSA registers students to vote

JSA registers students to vote

Benjy Wall-Feng

October 18, 2018


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Members of JSA went into 25 junior and senior social studies classes on October 15 with the intent of registering or pre-registering students to vote. "We go through our slideshow, we have everyone take out their phones, computers, anything that they can use," junior and JSA president Avery Schoen,...

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

District attorney election pits inside experience against outside perspective

Benjy Wall-Feng

October 17, 2018


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One of the most contested races in Marin County will be the runoff election for county district attorney between Lori Frugoli and Anna Pletcher on November 6. A June 5 election gave Frugoli and Pletcher 48.9 and 30.6 percent of the vote, respectively, and a third candidate, A.J. Brady, received 20...

Aftermath: sexual harrassment training

Benjy Wall-Feng and Benjy Wall-Feng

September 25, 2018


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An email sent by Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent Tara Taupier to members of the community on September 11 discussed the district’s “ongoing response to the issues of sexual harassment and gender discrimination.” One of the strategies cited by Taupier was the sexual hara...

District appoints new superintendent

District appoints new superintendent

Benjy Wall-Feng

September 20, 2018


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Dr. Tara Taupier was named as the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent in an August 28 press release. The announcement followed the sudden June 30 resignation of former superintendent David Yoshihara and the subsequent appointment of interim superintendents Dr. Walt Buster and Dr. Valeri...

Nygaard Steps Down as Golf Coach

Nygaard Steps Down as Golf Coach

Benjy Wall-Feng

June 10, 2018


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P.E. teacher Dustin Nygaard ended his tenure as boys golf coach following the conclusion of the spring 2018 season. “I just stepped down from the position, and I’m going to be an assistant coach working with Shane [Kennedy] on the girls varsity soccer team next season,” Nygaard said. Nyga...

Grey Area

Grey Area

Benjy Wall-Feng

March 23, 2018


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My first brush with the cultural tsunami that is "Fifty Shades of Grey" was in fourth grade, when I noticed, in one of the magazines my class was gleefully vivisecting for collage fodder, a book review with the alarming first sentence: "There are three kinds of sex — sex in the kitchen, sex in the...

Administration Prepares for Enrollment Growth

Administration Prepares for Enrollment Growth

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 8, 2018


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Two new portable classrooms will likely be added to Tam’s back parking lot in the fall as part of a short-term effort to accommodate enrollment growth, according to principal J.C. Farr. Those portables will join the two which were added prior to the beginning of this year, also as a resul...

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