A Message from the Tamalpais Union High School District Board of Trustees and Superintendent Kimbrel:
Thank you to all of you who took the time over the past weeks to share your thoughts regarding the Team Program. As was stated at the Board of Trustees meeting on February 6, the articulate, passionate stories from individuals who have benefited from the program were moving and meaningful to all who read or heard them. It is reassuring to know that our community is passionate about our educational programs and that civil discourse is alive in the political process.
The Board of Trustees listened carefully to all who came to the meeting to speak and asked thoughtful questions of both administrative and Team staff. Board discussion showed support for the continuation of the Team program, given its benefits to the students who enroll. The board also expressed interest in a collaborative effort between administration and the Team staff so that recruitment efforts can be expanded to encourage a greater variety of students to apply and so that acceptance criteria are explicit, transparent, and available to all stakeholders.
No board action is needed for an existing program to continue. The Team staff has been notified that Team will indeed run next year.
Again, please know that the Board of Trustees and Superintendent appreciate your input and support. We look forward to continuing the conversation about improving the experience and outcomes for all students enrolled in our schools. More information will be coming later this year regarding the innovative programming research and advisory committee. The momentum is exciting and we look forward to a partnership with our communities as we move forward in our journey of continuous improvement.