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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...

Junior Lily Bogas wins state poetry competition

Junior Lily Bogas wins state poetry competition

By Erin Edgar and Kara Kneafsey

March 14, 2019

Junior Lily Bogas won the state championship for the poetry recital competition Poetry Out Loud on Monday, March 11, after first winning competitions at the school and county levels. “I was just really shocked when they called my name. There were some amazingly talented people there, professional actors, singers, poets,” Bogas said. “I feel extremely...

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

Marin County Sheriff’s Dept. discovers weapons, drugs in abandoned vehicle

By Kennedy Cook

March 6, 2019

On the morning of Tuesday, February 26, the Marin County Sheriff's Department arrested Frank Deedywoo Garcia-Calloway, 20, of San Pablo after a car investigation in unincorporated Mill Valley revealed multiple firearms, armor-piercing ammunition, and various suspected drugs. At around 9:30 a.m., ...

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...

Former principal Jim Hanretty dies at 92

Former principal Jim Hanretty dies at 92

By Saranyu Nel

February 15, 2019

Jim Hanretty, a former teacher, coach, and Tam principal, passed away on Tuesday, January 8 at the age of 92. School district administrators were notified by superintendent Tara Taupier in a January 9 email. A private funeral will be held on the morning of March 2. Hanretty first started working at Tam in 195...

School closed due to flooding

School closed due to flooding

By News Staff

February 14, 2019

Tam will be closed on Thursday, February 14 as a result of flooding on Miller Ave, according to an email sent by superintendent Tara Taupier. Other schools in the district will remain open. On Friday, school will follow a Monday schedule; that is, it will include all seven periods, to “allow...

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...

Counselor Napolitano resigns

Counselor Napolitano resigns

By Niulan Wright

February 11, 2019

Counselor Brian Napolitano resigned effective December 21, the last day of the fall semester due to health issues. Interim counselors Evelyn Dorsett and Sue Chelini are covering his responsibilities until another permanent counselor can be found. Chelini is handling general counseling functions, and Dorse...

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...