BREAKING: School closed due to flooding

BREAKING: School closed due to flooding

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 14, 2019


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Tam will be closed on Thursday, February 14 as a result of flooding on Miller Ave, according to an email sent by superintendent Tara Taupier. Other schools in the district will remain open. On Friday, school will follow a Monday schedule; that is, it will include all seven periods, to “allow...

Final budget reduction recommendation reduces impact on BACR

Final budget reduction recommendation reduces impact on BACR

Benjy Wall-Feng

February 13, 2019


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Superintendent Tara Taupier presented her final budget reduction recommendation to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees on Tuesday, February 12. The recommendation, which contains a proposed $2.8 million in annual districtwide cuts, is a revision of the draft recommendation whi...

Counselor Napolitano resigns

Counselor Napolitano resigns

Niulan Wright

February 11, 2019


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Counselor Brian Napolitano resigned effective December 21, the last day of the fall semester due to health issues. Interim counselors Evelyn Dorsett and Sue Chelini are covering his responsibilities until another permanent counselor can be found. Chelini is handling general counseling functions, and Dorse...

District approves early retirement plan

District approves early retirement plan

Logan Little

February 6, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees passed the Public Agency Retirement Services’ (PARS) supplementary retirement plan (SRP) in an effort to reduce district expenses on Tuesday, January 29. The retirement plan, offered to both certificated and classified staff, will allot those who choo...

Proposed cuts to counseling service met with community backlash

Proposed cuts to counseling service met with community backlash

Jissell Kruse

February 6, 2019


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The proposed $3 million budget reduction plan for the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) included, among other cuts, a reduction of Bay Area Community Resource (BACR) services by 50 percent in order to save a projected $209,500 annually. The BACR cuts have received a significant amount of pu...

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Josie Spiegelman

April 30, 2018


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    As a result of the deficit of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), Tam athletic trainer Jessica Dominguez will be let go following the end of the school year. This marks the end of her three-year contract and the position will not be filled in the upcoming school year, al...

Weekend Janitors Potentially Cut

Madeline Asch and Griffin Chen

April 26, 2018


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Weekend custodians Lani Belanger, Tomas Herrera, and Daweet Mahari, respectively from Drake, Redwood, and Tam, were notified on March 13 that their positions will likely be dissolved next school year as part of a series of budget cuts passed by the Tamalpais Union High School District. The decision w...

Cheerleaders to Attend Girls Games

Cheerleaders to Attend  Girls Games

Cassie Peterson

March 13, 2018


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Tam’s cheerleading team began cheering for the girls varsity basketball team for the first time in over 20 years, on February 6, after the administration received complaints from a parent about potential Title IX violations. Going forward, the administration will require that cheerleaders adjust their ...

District Faces Budget Crisis

District Faces Budget Crisis

Yoav Paz-Priel

March 13, 2018


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In a recent letter to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), the Marin County Office of Education warned the school district that its spending projections indicate that it could descend into insolvency as soon as the 2020-21 school year. As the second interim budget report deadline for the ...

Mock Trial wins County

Samuel Schnee

March 13, 2018


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Tam’s mock trial team narrowly beat Marin Academy (MA) to win the county for the 23rd consecutive year. Tam had gone undefeated in the rest of the county competition and had already beaten MA once. “The five rounds of competition that this team did were some of the best I’ve ever seen,” al...

TUHSD Board and Schools Respond to Parkland Shooting

TUHSD Board and Schools Respond to Parkland Shooting

Shane Lavezzo

March 13, 2018


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During the February 27 Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees meeting, members of the Tam community discussed the February 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla. Tam High student representative Jacob Renneisen commented on the school’s response. “Tam High had a vigil after the shoo...

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