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New district formula means one administrative cut

Kyle Magin
Sierra Sun

TRUCKEE ” The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District recently announced it will eliminate one administration position at the lakeside schools to conform with the district’s reconfiguration plans.

Eileen Fahrner, current principal at the Kings Beach Elementary, will oversee all elementary operations K-5. That means administering Kings Beach’s planned two-way immersion K-3 program, Tahoe Lake Elementary’s K-3 English mainstream program and the fourth and fifth grades at the 4-8 North Tahoe Middle School.

Teresa Rensch, who serves as principal at North Tahoe Middle School, will work in tandem with Fahrner to administer the elementary programs.

Overseeing the middle school as an assistant principal is current North Tahoe High School Assistant Principal Stephanie Welsh.

Bill Frey, principal of North Tahoe High School, oversees secondary education in the new plan. He will be in charge of grades 6-12 under the new plan, assisted by Joanna Mitchell at NTHS for grades 9-12. Mitchell now serves in the same capacity.

Danny Hyde, principal at Tahoe Lake Elementary, will move over to Truckee and serve as assistant principal for Glenshire and Truckee Elementaries.

The principals will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at North Tahoe High School’s auditorium to address concerns regarding the transitions in the lakeside schools, including class configurations, schedules, transportation and more.

Download a letter from the district to parents that is attached to this article.


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