Board Meeting Highlights

December 10 & 17, 2019 TUHSD Board of Trustee Meetings

Board Officers for 2020

The Board of Trustees elected Leslie Harlander to serve as President and Cynthia Roenisch as Clerk for 2020 at the Annual Organizational meeting on December 17. This is Ms. Harlander's third year as President, and Ms. Roenisch's 2nd year as Clerk. The Board and Administrative staff are grateful for the continued guidance and support of these veteran officers.

First Interim Budget Presentation

At the December 10 board meeting, Mr. Corbett Elsen, Chief Financial Officer, presented the 2019-20 1st Interim budget report which compares budget projections made at budget adoption in June 2019 and current updated projections in December 2019. He reviewed the basic assumptions and factors driving the budget, revenue and expenditures, and concluded with the reconciliation of variances for the 2019-20 budget, multi-year projection and ending fund balance (or reserves).


Mr. Elsen also reviewed future operating deficits and diminishing reserves over the next four years should the current parcel tax expire without the passage of the new parcel tax measure (Measure B) and its increased funding. The Board asked questions and discussed drafting a letter to provide facts and clarify the District's lack of control over pension benefit contributions defined by the State. There was no public comment. The board unanimously approved the First Interim budget report with a positive certification.


The First Interim slides (including the proposed parcel tax information) are posted on the District website, along with the full report.

Report on Developer Fee Accounting

Mr. Elsen reviewed the Developer Fee Resolution 19-7 and the corresponding Schedules 1 and 2 at the December 10th meeting. The Tam District receives roughly one third of the total fees collected in our District, and the rest is shared with our elementary schools. Developer Fees collected must be spent on school facilities related to enrollment growth, such as portable classrooms, additional furniture for portable classrooms and classroom modifications.

Board Meeting Calendar for 2020-21 School Year

The Board approved the meeting schedule for the 2020-21 school year.

Upcoming Board Meetings

January 7, 2020: Board Workshop to Review the District Mission Statement

January 10, 2020: Regular Board Meeting

January 28, 2020: Regular Board Meeting

2019-2020 Board Meeting Calendar

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.