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

A brief student trustee orientation was held to review items in the packet, and to discuss the purpose of student reports. Due to Brown Act restrictions, the student reports are not discussion items. Student trustee reports provide feedback to the board on site activities and issues as they relate to LCAP goals.

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

The deadline for applications has been extended for an Oversight Committee for the Measure J Parcel Tax. Please note that this is not a decision-making body, but will provide oversight to ensure the use of Parcel Tax funds align with stated purposes from Measure J ballot language. All interested parties may use this link for more information and for an application. You may also pick up an application and other materials in the Business department of the District Office, 395 Doherty Drive, Larkspur, during business hours.

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.