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Karen Loebbaka sworn onto board of trustees

Karen Loebbaka sworn onto board of trustees

By Logan Little

August 18, 2019

Loebbaka, the president of the Redwood High School foundation, replaced Barbara Owens, who resigned in July.

Owens resigns from TUHSD board of trustees

Owens resigns from TUHSD board of trustees

By Logan Little

July 8, 2019

After a three decades-long career in the TUHSD, Owens resigned from the board of trustees. She said she hopes to continue working with the district.

Administration addresses scavenger hunt at town hall

Administration addresses scavenger hunt at town hall

By Lucas Rosevear

July 6, 2019

Parents, students, and school and district staff attended, as did the Marin Youth Court director. Whether the administration will be able to effect change without a cultural shift is unclear.

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

Unofficial attendance policy violates California Education Code

By Kennedy Cook and Lola Leuterio

June 24, 2019

The policy limits adult students to 10 self-excused absences, after which they must be excused by a parent or guardian. This is inconsistent with California Education Code 46012.

Student-led walkout protests recent abortion restrictions

Student-led walkout protests recent abortion restrictions

By Samantha Ferro, Claire Conger, and Paige Anderson

June 10, 2019

The walkout protested recent abortion restriction across the country, including "heartbeat bills," which ban abortion six weeks into pregnancy.

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

SOAR and Leadership hold 2019 Breakthrough Day

By Samantha Glocker and Saranyu Nel

June 8, 2019

The original Breakthrough Day took place on February 27, 1967. This year, students in SOAR and Leadership held a series of seminars and events aimed to cultivate school-wide discussion about racism.

Investigation alleges sexual abuse by former Branson coaches, counselor

Investigation alleges sexual abuse by former Branson coaches, counselor

By Skye Schoenhoeft

May 2, 2019

Four former staff members from Branson, a private school in Ross, were implicated for sexual misconduct with students in a report commissioned by the school, written by two investigators of the law firm Covington & Burling, and released on Friday, April 5. Those named in the 10-month investigation...

Disparity in the Sausalito Marin City School District

Disparity in the Sausalito Marin City School District

By Lucas Rosevear

May 2, 2019

The Sausalito Marin City School District (SMCSD) was accused last December by the California Attorney General’s office of segregating schools on the basis of class and race, according to a letter obtained by the Marin Independent Journal. The district, comprised of two K-8 schools, Willow Creek Acade...

Farr receives award for work in student equity

Farr receives award for work in student equity

By Leah Fullerton

May 2, 2019

Principal J.C. Farr received The Shakir Stewart Foundation Award for Educational Excellence at the 7th annual Shakir Stewart Ascot Awards & Gala on Saturday, April 13. The gala served as both an award ceremony for accomplished St. Mary’s College High School alumni and a fundraiser for the Shakir...

Amaral, Hopper receive Golden Bell Awards

Amaral, Hopper receive Golden Bell Awards

By Kara Kneafsey

May 2, 2019

Head custodian Robert Amaral and special education teacher Angela Hopper were given the Golden Bell Award by the Marin County Office of Education (MCOE) on Friday, April 26, for their work at Tam.   According to the MCOE website, the Golden Bell Awards “celebrate public education in Marin Cou...

Junior Sebastian Ames banned from Nextdoor over satirical Safeway parking post

Junior Sebastian Ames banned from Nextdoor over satirical Safeway parking post

By Dylan Layden

May 1, 2019

Junior Sebastian Ames was banned from the neighborhood social media network Nextdoor after a satirical post over parking at Safeway on March 11. Tam parent Anne Elisco-Lemme fought back against the Nextdoor moderators in a post titled “Enough with the ND police. Let Sebastian Ames back on!” ...