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TUHSD Pursues Contract Negotiations

TUHSD Pursues Contract Negotiations

Marina Furbush

March 10, 2017


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The Tamalpais Federation of Teachers (TFT), which represents the Tamalpais Union High School District’s (TUHSD) teachers and counselors, has withdrawn a filing for impasse over contract negotiations. On February 9 TFT issued a press release that detailed concerns with the state of negotiations and c...

District Experiences Staff and Board Turnover

District Experiences Staff and Board Turnover

Marina Furbush

June 5, 2015


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Next school year will see a lot of turnover in district administration,.Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel and Assistant Superintendent of Education and Human Resources Michael McDowell will leave the district June 30, and Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Facilities Lori Parrish also retired April...

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Curing Our Culture: A Postmortem Analysis of New Tech at Tam

Sarah Asch & James Finn, Additional Reporting by: Marina Furbush and Hannah Chorley

May 14, 2015


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Ruby Scott Gym was packed with 200 parents on the evening of April 3, 2014. On that night, the Tam administration hosted a curriculum meeting to explain the benefits of hiring a professional development company that most people had only just heard of: New Tech Network. The atmosphere in the room grew...

Assistant Superintendent McDowell Signs Contract with Ross District

Assistant Superintendent McDowell Signs Contract with Ross District

Sarah Asch

May 14, 2015


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Assistant Superintendent of Education and Human Resources Michael McDowell was hired by the Ross School district as superintendent May 13, according to minutes from the Ross District online meeting agenda and an email to staff from Tam Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel. McDowell’s three-year contract begins...

Redwood Teachers React to Kimbrel’s Resignation

Redwood Teachers React to Kimbrel’s Resignation

James Finn

February 24, 2015


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Redwood High School science teacher Todd Samet read a letter signed by 64 of the 79 tenured teachers at Redwood during a January 28th meeting of the Tamalpais Union High School District’s (TUHSD’s) board of trustees, that in the wake of TUHSD Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel’s January 12 resignation...

Update: Kimbrel’s Husband Admits to Making Offensive Online Posts

Update: Kimbrel’s Husband Admits to Making Offensive Online Posts

Sarah Asch

February 20, 2015


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Tam parent Mitch Wortzman alleged that he was libeled online via a computer with an IP address linked to Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel’s husband Tim Olrick, in public comments Wortzman made at a February 10 Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees meeting. Wortzman alleges that...

Board Approves Arrangement with Marin County Office of Education

Board Approves Arrangement with Marin County Office of Education

Marina Furbush

February 19, 2015


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The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) Board of Trustees created an ad hoc advisory committee to work with the Marin County Office of Education at a special board meeting on February 12. This decision came in the wake of the resignation of Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel and the retirement of...

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel Resigns Effective June 30

Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel Resigns Effective June 30

Marina Furbush

January 25, 2015


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Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) announced in an email on January 12 that she would be leaving her position to work in another district effective June 30 of this year. Tam Principal Julie Synyard said that district priorities will remain the same, even with...

District Establishes New Advisory Board

District Establishes New Advisory Board

Sonja Hutson

June 12, 2013


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In the wake of the March debate that ended in the continuation of the Team program, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) is assembling an Alternative Programming Advisory Committee to “work collaboratively over the course of the 2013-2014 school year to develop measurable criteria by which...

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

Classified Staff Petitions for Raises and Benefits

Sonja Hutson

May 8, 2013


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Members of the TUHSD chapter of the California School Employees Association (CSEA) held another rally regarding pay raises and increased health and retirement benefits for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 contracts on April 23 outside the back parking lot at Redwood High School, preceding a school board meeting...

Soccer Moved to Winter Season

Sonja Hutson and Sonja Hutson

April 13, 2013


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The Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) has decided to move boys’ and girls’ soccer from the fall and spring seasons, respectively, to the winter season. The change will occur no earlier than the 2014-2015 school year, and will most likely take place in the 2015-2016 school year, according to Superintendent...

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