The Tam News

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...

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial: BACR Must Stay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


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In light of the proposed budget cuts for the 2019-2020 school year, Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration received significant pushback on their plan to cut 50% of Bay Area Community Resources (BACR) funding. BACR provides free counseling and therapy services for roughly 300 students at T...

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial: District in Decay

Editorial Staff

February 7, 2019


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Beginning in 2016, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) saw a precipitous drop in the General Fund, a reserve of past surpluses saved for the prospect of a district-wide crisis.The debacle is frustrating for two distinct reasons. With the passage of Measure J, the district adds a projected $...

Proposed cuts to counseling service met with community backlash

Proposed cuts to counseling service met with community backlash

Jissell Kruse

February 6, 2019


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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...

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...

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...

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....

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Athletic Trainer Potentially Cut

Josie Spiegelman

April 30, 2018


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    As a result of the deficit of the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD), Tam athletic trainer Jessica Dominguez will be let go following the end of the school year. This marks the end of her three-year contract and the position will not be filled in the upcoming school year, al...

Weekend Janitors Potentially Cut

Madeline Asch and Griffin Chen

April 26, 2018


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Weekend custodians Lani Belanger, Tomas Herrera, and Daweet Mahari, respectively from Drake, Redwood, and Tam, were notified on March 13 that their positions will likely be dissolved next school year as part of a series of budget cuts passed by the Tamalpais Union High School District. The decision w...