Tam High Baseball Coach Update and Call to Action
Dear Friends and Families of Tam Baseball:
On Friday, October 30th, without prior notice and without specification of cause, Coach Osder was told that his association with Tam High was terminated. Efforts to determine why he was terminated after being reinstated in June were unsuccessful. There are over 100 Tam High Baseball supporters who have endorsed his reinstatement, and we are gaining more daily. In an effort to streamline the process of gathering supporters, we have put together this iPetition.If you would like to support open school administration, maintaining the integrity of the Tam High Baseball program and reinstatement of Coach Osder, please sign this petition.
While many of you are looking for the reason this has repeatedly happened to the coach and the baseball program, we as Tam Baseball families have not been made aware as to why. Additionally, by the shear number of supporters, (these 100+ represent immediate Tam Baseball Player's families) you can deduce that there is much support for the program and that we have seen nothing as parents or through our students that warrant this rash decision.
Unfortunately, termination of baseball coaches with little or no explanation (7-8 coaches in the last 15 years) seems to occur frequently at Tam High to the detriment of our student baseball players, player parents, the student body and the Tam High community.
Many of us have chosen Tam High or are planning to do so in part, because of the baseball program. We believe that the openness and transparency by the Tam High administration is essential for community support. Further, maintaining the continuity and integrity of the baseball program introduced by Coach Osder is essential to the continued success of Tam's baseball team and the development of our student baseball players.
Several student and parent groups plan to attend the Tam Union High School District Board meeting, November 17 at 7 pm at Redwood High, to express our point-of-view.
Additionally, if you would like to express your opinions and concerns to the Board directly, you may enter your comments in the section provided. You may also express your support/concerns directly to the Tam District Board at: www.tamdistrict.org/domain/36.
If you wish to act on this, time is of the essence, as the coaching job has already been posted. Please feel free to pass this email communication/petition on to other parents who may wish to support this effort.
Please note, this site will ask for a donation when you are add your name or comment. These donations are not for our cause. We are not asking for any donations. The donation request is for ipeitions.com only - it has nothing to do with our petition. Your name and comment will still appear without making a donation.
Thanks so much for your help and support!