State superintendent says California schools will not reopen, TUHSD has yet to make a decision


In a letter released this morning, California’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond recommended that schools prepare distance learning for the rest of the year.


Despite news coverage highlighting the certain nature of this closure, Thurmond stressed that this letter is not a directive. The final decision remains in the hands of school districts and health departments.


Tamalpais Union High School District Superintendent Tara Taupier reaffirmed that the district has yet to make a decision in an email this afternoon following reports of closures.


“There has been no definitive direction from the governor’s office or from public health indicating an extension of current school closures at this time,” Taupier stated in the email.


As of now, Drake High School and the rest of the Tamalpais Union High School District are still prepared to reopen Monday, May 4. This date adheres to the new Bay Area shelter-in-place order that extends through May 3.