Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on January 7, 1975 · Page 31
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 31

San Rafael, California
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Tuesday, January 7, 1975
Page 31
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32 3tròfpttiftMit-lonntal. Tuesday, January 7, 1975 A TALK WITH FATHER Former Gov. Ronald Reagan chatted with his daughter, Maureen, as he made an appearance yesterday on a Hollywood television show which she is cohosting for the week. Reagan’s appearance on the show coincided with the swearing in of his successor in Sacramento, Edmund Brown Jr. (UPI Telephoto» Tam Board Approves Non-Mark To Replace A Flunking Grade After some last-minute debate, the Tamalpais High School board last night decided to allow teachers the option of giving a student a grade of NM (no mark) instead of F (failure) on report cards The new policy will take effect this semester. The student will not receive credit for a course in which he gets an NM grade, but the mark will not be used in computing his grade- point average The board instructed the district’s three schools — Tamalpais, Redwood and Sir Francis Drake — to write guidelines to teachers on how the new mark is to be given. Though several persons said the new mark would remove the stigma of failure from students, Drake Principal Jack Hayes commented students would see NM as an equivalent of F. and that colleges, which do their own computation of applicants’ grade-averages, also might see NM as F. Students and their parents will be informed if an NM grade is contemplated, just as they would be for an F, said Dr. Thomas Lorch, coordinator of instruction Tamalpais High School District Board Also: LETTERS — Received letters from C Chris Jennings of the Marin Symphony Orchestra com mending the tamalpais High School music program, O'Brien Young of Bolinas praising the Tam High band for giving a concert there, and from Janis Villasenor commending the special education program ORGANIZATION — Nominated Trustee Lotte Schiller for a vacancy on the county committee for school district organization Bl'S — Told Tam High Princi pal James Hanretty to check into student letters saying afternoon bus schedules are poorly timed, causing buses to pull away five minutes before classes end COURSE — Held a hearing on a proposed adult school course, "Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child;" no one spoke STIDY — Agreed to meet next Monday from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear from Supt Robert I) Torrey on (he program, staffing and fiscal planning study; this meeting will precede the previously scheduled p.m. joint meeting of the board and the legislative task force. ATTENDANCE - Was told by Torrey that he agrees with three of the attendance policy recommendations by a citizens advisory committee in June, but disagrees with the committee recommendation that teachers not be forced to give make up work for authorized absences. DAY CARE — Discussed wording of a contract between the district and the Redwood Child Development Center, Inc., to operate a day care center at Redwood High; and appointed Trust ees Jerrold M. Ladar and Robert W. Corlett to meet with assistant county counsel Richard V. Godino to draw up final wording. F REEZE — Was told by Torrey the district will have to break its two-year-old hiring freeze to fill "eight or 10" clerical or janitorial positions; Torrey said he would have more details available at the next regular board meeting Jan. 20 . TAXES — Was told by Finance Director Frank A. Cassou no answer has been received yet from the state departments of education or finance on whether the district may spend $114,000 in delinquent property taxes it is now holding, or whether it must pass the money on to the state. TELEVISION — Approved a course called "Media Study — Television," throughout the district PERSONNEL — Approved the adult school teacher assignments for the current quarter; granted a maternity leave to Marilyn Grimes, teacher at Mewah Mountain High School;' granted a separation to Mewah Mountain instructional aide Adele Levin; and authorized conference attendances totaling $455. CLOSED — Met in closed session with Torrey to discuss negotiations with employees and to discuss employment of an administrator. for a Man's Room In English campaign :hair in your choice of ine fabrics or leather. Slot to be confused with he light weight direc* ors chair/ this is a real eat for a big man. 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Office of Veterans' Affairs California State College, Sonoma 1801 East Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Patk, California 94928 A Flareup On Tam Hiring Policies One man walked out of the room and two others raised objections last night as the Tamalpais High School District board’s policies on hiring wom- ten and minority group members came under fire at the board meeting. Lanny Berry, the district’s special assistant for human relations and a member of the district’s affirmative action committee, walked out of the meeting after saying, “You don’t listen to the committee. You should disband it. It’s not worth nothin’.” He later told the Independent- Journal he will resign from the committee. Berry’s flareup came as the board considered a shuffle at Tamalpais High School intended to give women and minorities a chance to gain administrative experience. Under the plan, Norman Cady would be lifted from dean of students to assistant principal for the current semester, creating a vacancy which would be filled by two women or minority group members now working as teachers in the district. The part-time “administrative interns” would then be better qualified for full-time administrative posts when they occurred. The assistant principal post has been vacant since July 1, when James L. Hanretty was elevated to interim principal, replacing Dr. Lawrence E. Sheppard, who resigned. Appointments of Cady and the interns would run until June 30. The interns are to receive $600 each for the semester, above their salary as teachers. Cady, being elevated from a $22,620-a-year post to one which pays $24,225 annually, would get a prorated portion of the difference. Redwood High School Principal Donald Kreps wondered why the board sought to appoint Cady last night, instead of waiting 10 days to see if anyone objected to the appointment, as spelled out in the district’s affirmative action rules. Kreps pointed out Redwood currently is undergoing such a waiting period on the appointment of a counselor, Robert Piro. The choice of Piro is being challenged by a rejected applicant charging discrimination, according to Supt. Robert D. Torrey, who declined to identify the applicant. The affirmative action committee was willing to permit Cady’s appointment without the 10-day waiting period'.because it was not really an affirmative action issue, since all other administrators in the district qualified for the post are also white, Berry told the I-J. He said Kreps’ objection was “impugning the motives” of the committee. Berry also proclaimed disgust with the minority hiring situation in general in the district, citing the two-year-old hiring freeze coupled with the lack of experienced minority group applicants. Another objection to the immediate hiring of Cady came from Frank Gold, president of the Tamalpais Federation of Teachers, a teachers’ union. He said affirmative action was “a fake issue” being used to justify promoting Cady without thorough scrutiny of his qualifications by a selection committee including teachers. The board decided to wait out the 10-day period before hiring Cady, and to refer the case back to the affirmative action committee if somebody challenged the appointment. Attorney William R. Benz Is County GOP Chairman William R. Benz, an attorney who lives in Mill Valley, is the new chairman of the Marin Roses Parade Float Criticized ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) - The City of St. Louis is being criticized by a neighboring community for the city’s Tournament of Roses parade float depicting the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The float shows Lewis and Clark leaving St. Louis. However, the Chamber of Commerce of Wood River, 111., about 20 miles north of St. Louis, says the two explorers left from there when they set out in 1804 to explore the Northwest Territory. “Since St. Louis is a neighbor of Wood River, why can’t St. Louis give credit where credit is due?” Mrs. Peter Klunick, president of the Lewis and Clark Society of America. County Republican Central Committee. The 43-year-old Benz was elected last night to replace outgoing Chairman Bert D. Inman. Benz holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a law degree from Hastings College of Law. He is a partner in the San Francisco law firm of O’Gara and McGuire. Benz has been a central committee member for two years. He was 1974 president of the Marin Republican Council. He is married and has one son. The family has lived in Marin 12 years. Other new officers are: James Rowen of San Rafael, vice chairman; Helen Gardner of Woodacre, women’s vice chairman; Howard Harvey of Corte Madera, secretary; Edward Lathrop of Novato, treasurer, and Bert D. Inman of Greenbrae, assistant treasurer. Elected to serve as chairmen for the five supervisorial districts were: Barbara Stidham, first district; Jeanne Wellinger, second district; Virginia Brunini, third district; James Duggan, fourth district and Bernice Rueger, fifth district. Singer Claims He's Innocent TULSA. Okla. (UPI) - Country-western singer Faron Young says he is innocent of an indecent exposure charge. Young is accused of exposing himself in front of five or six persons during an off-stage autograph signing session New Year’s Eve, authorities said yesterday. “It doesn’t make sense,” said Young, who has recorded more than 500 songs during the past 22 years, the biggest seller of which was “Gone,” recorded in the mid-1950s. Young said he left the stage after “Auld Lang Syne’’ at midnight because he had laryngitis. NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SAVINGS HAS A SAVINGS PLAN FOR YOU. Here's What We Mean: ^ 5 . 25 %= 5 . 39 % ANNUAL RATE ANNUAL YIELD No minimum balance or^\ term. The flexible account. Savings earn from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. 5 . 7596 = 5 . 92 % ANNUAL RATE ANNUAL YIELD No minimum balance. 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