TUHSD Board of Trustees

Highlights from the July 9 and 16, 2019 Meetings

Board Vacancy and Appointment of New Trustee

Because of the recent resignation of Board Clerk Barbara Owens, the Board held a Special Meeting on July 9 to decide how to fill the vacant seat for the remainder of the term (November 2020). The Board will proceed with an application and appointment process to be completed by August 13. Please see the announcement and information posted on the District website. All interested candidates are encouraged to attend the informational meeting at 6:00 pm on August 1 in Kreps Conference Room.

Grand Jury Reports

Dr. Taupier presented responses to three recent Marin Civil Grand Jury reports concerning Vaping, School Resource Officers, and Career Technical Education. The District is already involved in vaping prevention and education. We have a partnership with law enforcement, and the District is proud of our wide range of course offerings that reflect student choices. The District will continue to provide updates and respond to suggestions from our community.

Opposition to Senate Bill 328: Late Start to School

The District supports local control and decision-making, rather than legislated start times for school. Drake High School already has an 8:30 am start time. The Board voted to approve the letters sent to our local legislators regarding opposition to SB 328.

Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5117: Interdistrict Transfers

We continually update our policies to reflect the needs of the Tam District. Enrollment growth and overcrowding in our schools is one reason for denial of Interdistrict transfers. This revision will return District control of the timeline when requests are accepted from outside of District boundaries.

Upcoming Board Meetings

August 12, 2019: Special Meeting - Board Candidate Interviews

August 13, 2019: Regular Board Meeting

August 27, 2019: Regular Board Meeting

2019-2020 Board Meeting Calendar

Summer Reading - "The Parents We Mean To Be"

Superintendent Taupier recommends the following books:

The Parents We Mean to Be, by Richard Weissbourd

So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo

We Should All be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Race Talk and The Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue

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; Dan Oppenheim, Cynthia Roenisch, and Kevin Saavedra.