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Unofficial Attendance Policy Violates California Education Code 46012

Unofficial Attendance Policy Violates  California Education Code 46012

Kennedy Cook and Lola Leuterio

June 24, 2019


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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

Samantha Ferro, Claire Conger, and Paige Anderson

June 10, 2019


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

SOAR and Leadership Organize 2019 Breakthrough Day

SOAR and Leadership Organize 2019 Breakthrough Day

Samantha Glocker and Saranyu Nel

June 8, 2019


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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.

2019-2020 ASB election results announced

2019-2020 ASB election results announced

Samantha Nichols

May 28, 2019


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The election results for next year’s Associated Student Body (ASB) officers were announced on Thursday, May 9. Each class elected a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, and site council representative. The Class of 2020 Treasurer will be Theo Koffman, Secretary will be Lauren Pyfer, S...

Investigation alleges sexual abuse by former Branson coaches, counselor

Investigation alleges sexual abuse by former Branson coaches, counselor

Skye Schoenhoeft

May 2, 2019


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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

Lucas Rosevear

May 2, 2019


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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

Leah Fullerton

May 2, 2019


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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

Kara Kneafsey

May 2, 2019


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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

Dylan Layden

May 1, 2019


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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!” ...

District adds CECs at Tamiscal, Drake

District adds CECs at Tamiscal, Drake

Olivia Merriman

April 4, 2019


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Names of sources have been kept anonymous in order to protect student privacy. The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) director of special education, Amira Mostafa, and the TUHSD board of trustees have increased the number of Counseling Enriched Classrooms (CECs) over a two-year period (2...

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Prom exchange aims to make dresses affordable

Stevi Dunn

April 4, 2019


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  The first prom attire exchange, organized by parent Stephanie Young, took place in Ruby Scott Gym on Tuesday, March 26. The event allowed students to choose from a range of upcycled prom attire for free. By reusing clothing, Young, who is the mother of Tam News reporter, Aaron Young, hop...