TUHSD Board of Trustees
Highlights from the September 24, 2019 Meeting
TUHSD Student Achievement Report
Dr. Taupier presented a report on student achievement, using four data points: CAASPP scores, Advanced Placement results, SAT, and ACT reports. Overall the TUHSD scores are up, notably Drake Math. Dr. Taupier showed the breakdown of results by demographics and discussed where improvement is still needed. The test scores are an indication of the overall caliber of education compared to other similar districts, and also point out where growth is needed. The board discussed the next steps, including a revision of the Mission Statement to include a commitment to equity.
Discussion of Potential Parcel Tax Renewal
Dr. Taupier reviewed the slides from the September 10 meeting as they relate to a potential parcel tax renewal, and asked for Board direction. There is a November deadline for the Board to decide if the District is to move forward with a Resolution on the ballot. Specifically, Dr. Taupier asked for feedback from the trustees on the proposed 10-year term and $190 increase to the parcel tax renewal. The board discussed, and will review the enrollment projection information at the next board meeting.
Student Trustee Orientation and Reports
Global Studies and Field Trip Policies
Corbett Elsen, Chief Financial Officer, presented Global Studies Super-waivers and Disclosures specific to Tahiti and Belize field trips. The board discussed language and clarity of intent as it relates to swimming in oceans or bays, and made small revisions. In response to trustee concerns, Mr. Elsen also presented revisions to AR 6153 as it relates to Global Studies field trips. The board continued their discussion about the language and references to swimming and did not take action on this change to AR 6153.
Upcoming Board Meetings
October 15, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
October 29, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
November 19, 2019: Regular Board Meeting
December 10, 2019: Annual Organizational Meeting
2019-2020 Board Meeting Calendar
Parcel Tax Citizens' Oversight Committee
Tamalpais Union High School District
Superintendent: Tara Taupier, Ed.D.
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources: Lars Christensen
Chief Financial Officer: Corbett Elsen
Board members: Leslie Harlander, President; Cynthia Roenisch, Clerk; Karen Loebbaka, Dan Oppenheim, and Kevin Saavedra.