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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...

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...

Superintendent Yoshihara to Resign June 30

Superintendent Yoshihara to Resign June 30

Milo Levine and Milo Levine

June 23, 2018


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In an email sent to members of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) community, immediately following a closed session board of trustees meeting on June 21, board of trustees president Leslie Lundgren Harlander announced that superintendent David Yoshihara would step down from his position....

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

District Pivots From Proposed Layoffs

Milo Levine

April 30, 2018


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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...

Board Considers Parcel Tax Increase

Samantha Locke

January 12, 2018


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The Tamalpais Union High School Board of Trustees will vote on whether or not to propose an increase in parcel taxes, if they can garner enough community support, according to an announcement made at the November 14 board meeting. Parcel taxes are localized property taxes that are frequently used to fund ...

Redwood Receives Bomb Threat

Redwood Receives Bomb Threat

Elissa Asch & Milo Levine

September 22, 2017


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Redwood High School received a bomb threat, which was promptly followed by a schoolwide lockdown and evacuation, on the morning of September 19. Redwood principal David Sondheim sent an email to the Redwood community at 9:17 a.m. “RHS being evacuated due to bomb threat. Details will be posted soon...

Graffiti Targets Tam Principal

Megan Butt

July 20, 2017


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An act of vandalism targeting Principal JC Farr with the use of profanity and racial epithets occurred at Tam High on the night of July 18. The graffiti was found on an exterior wall of Hoetger Hall, documented, and then removed, according to Farr. “It was derogatory words addressed towards me....

Serious Answers to Silly Questions (Bizarre Hypotheticals with Tam & District Staff)

Serious Answers to Silly Questions (Bizarre Hypotheticals with Tam & District Staff)

Samantha Locke and Samantha Locke

June 3, 2017


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We so often only see administrators and teachers as their positions or subjects, but  they are so much more. To bring this to light, The Tam News asked bizarre hypothetical questions to show that our staff members are people too. Q: If You Were A Vegetable, What Vegetable Would You Be And Why? SUPERINTENDENT...

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

Jolly Roger Unable to Print

Zoe Wynn

April 3, 2017


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The Drake High School newspaper, The Jolly Roger, is not able to print their magazine due to the Tamalpais Union High School District Print shop shutting down. The Jolly Roger and the Tam district have a contract with the California Schools Employee Association (CSEA). This contract lays out the guid...

Here But Not Heard

Here But Not Heard

Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, Danielle Egan, and Danielle Egan

May 16, 2016


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While the Sexuality and Gender Alliance Club (SAGA) was working to designate new, gender-neutral bathrooms, the unaffiliated Gender Alliance Club was putting up signs on school bathrooms saying that anyone who identified as female could use the female bathrooms, and anyone who identified as male could...

Committee Designs Wellness Center

Committee Designs Wellness Center

Danielle Egan

March 7, 2016


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With the goal of tailoring a counseling plan to the needs of the student body, the Health and Wellness Center Committee is hard at work assessing student concerns and designing a plan that suits them, having had its third meeting on Wednesday, February 24 during 5th period. Whether or not there will be a Wellness...

TUHSD Superintendent David Yoshihara Subs at Tam

TUHSD Superintendent David Yoshihara Subs at Tam

James Finn

November 2, 2015


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  Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) superintendent David Yoshihara taught math teacher Marcus Jamison’s classes on Wednesday, October 28 as Jamison was unable to be at school that day. Yoshihara taught Jamison’s fifth period, tutorial, and seventh period classes. Yoshihara said...