The Tam News

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.

Board approves new teacher contract

Board approves new teacher contract

By Benjy Wall-Feng

March 17, 2019

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

By Summer Solomon

March 6, 2019

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

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 13, 2019

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...

District approves early retirement plan

District approves early retirement plan

By Logan Little

February 6, 2019

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

By Jissell Kruse

February 6, 2019

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...

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

Taupier and Elsen discuss budget, potential cuts at community forum

By Benjy Wall-Feng

January 27, 2019

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 students, parents, and faculty. The recommendation was designed by a committee compose...

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

Roenisch, Oppenheim, Saavedra elected to TUHSD board of trustees

By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 17, 2018

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

By Benjy Wall-Feng

December 14, 2018

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...

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

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

By Milo Levine and Skye Schoenhoeft

November 28, 2018

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...

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

Measure J dominates Board of Trustees election

By Leah Fullerton

October 17, 2018

An election for three open positions on the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees will take place on November 6, national Election Day. Current members Laura Anderson, Chuck Ford, and Michael Futterman declined reelection following the end of their four-year terms this year. Cand...

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

By Milo Levine

April 30, 2018

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees approved a proposal to reduce the budget for the 2018-2019 school year by roughly $2.8 million, in response to substantial debt brought on by growing enrollment and increasing pension costs, on April 17. The proposal, made by superintenden...