Parents push for architecture and engineering classes at Tam

Parents push for architecture and engineering classes at Tam
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At Tamalpais High School, hands-on learning and technical skill classes such as the auto shop program are highly valued amongst the student body. However, two of Tam’s main technical programs, architecture and engineering, have been canceled going into the 2023-24 school year, resulting in pushback from parents and students alike. 

“This is a huge disappointment to not just my son but a lot of other kids who were looking forward to [the class],” Tam parent Susannah Crowley remarked during a Tamalpais Union High School District board meeting open session that occurred on April 30.

Crowley says that her son, who was discouraged from taking the engineering class during his freshman year, later lost the opportunity to enroll in the course when it stopped being offered at Tam. 

The two classes were discontinued at the end of the 2022-23 school year, resulting in disappointment for many students who wished to participate in the programs.

“I feel like the communication has not been very clear from [whatever] district is in charge of that, about why it has been canceled,” Crowley said.

The programs were discontinued going into the 2023-24 school year due to a lack of teacher availability. At present, the future of the architecture and engineering programs at Tam remains uncertain.

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Ana Murguia is a section editor and reporter for the Op/Ed section of The Tam News. Outside of writing, she likes to sing, play guitar, and make really good chocolate chip cookies.   

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