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Board approves new teacher contract

Board approves new teacher contract

Benjy Wall-Feng

March 17, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees voted on Tuesday, February 26 to approve a two-year contract agreement between the district and the Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT) union. The agreement will be applied retroactively starting from July 2018, when the previous co...

Board approves $3 million in budget cuts

Board approves $3 million in budget cuts

Summer Solomon

March 6, 2019


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees unanimously voted on Tuesday, February 26 to approve the budget cut recommendations that superintendent Tara Taupier proposed to the board on February 12. The decision to approve the budget came after a combination of rising enrollme...

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...

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...

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Frugoli becomes Marin County district attorney

Logan Little

December 14, 2018


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Lori Frugoli narrowly beat out Anna Pletcher for Marin County district attorney by a margin of 386 votes, determined on November 30 after more than three weeks of vote counting. Pletcher still has the option to file for a recount, although it is unclear at this time whether or not a recount will take pla...

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Measure J passes, implements parcel tax to mitigate district budget crisis

Milo Levine and Skye Schoenhoeft

November 28, 2018


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Measure J passed with 74 percent of the vote on Election Day, November 6. According to the official Marin County website, this measure “protects high quality education with local funding that cannot be taken by the state” by implementing a levy of an additional $149 per parcel for four years, on t...

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...

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