Griffin Technology Academies

Board Meeting

Published on October 8, 2022 at 2:02 PM PDT
Amended on October 8, 2022 at 2:03 PM PDT

Date and Time

Tuesday October 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM PDT

6:00 pm. 
Meeting Called by: Board
Board Members and the public attend by video/teleconference from various locations.
This meeting is being held pursuant to Executive Order N-25-20 issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom on March 12, 2020. All board members will attend the meeting via teleconference.
Due to COVID restrictions, the public is encouraged to attend Board meetings via video/teleconferencing. Information can be found on the GTA website. Remote public comment is available by emailing (by the time the item comes up) or via video/teleconference.
Non-confidential materials related to an item on this agenda submitted to the Board after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection during regular business hours in the schools’ main office, 2 Positive Place, Vallejo 94589.
Disability Information:
Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, any individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to attend or participate in a meeting or function of the Griffin Technology Academies Governing Board may request assistance by contacting the Superintendent’s Office at (707) 552-6482. The request must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Wheelchair access is provided at all meetings.



  • All approved Board minutes can be accessed here.
  • All recordings of board meetings can be found here.

Link to folder with documents for this meeting - Available to the public the day of the meeting; after the meeting, please see 'Accessing Board information/ above.



I. Opening Items
  A. Call the Meeting to Order
  B. Roll Call
  C. Virtual Meeting Under Assembly Bill (AB) 361

The Board will consider adopting the following resolution:

The Board of Directors determines, in accordance with Government Code Section 54953(e)(1)(B), that meeting in person would present imminent risks to the health or safety of attendees.  Pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e)(3), the Board has also reconsidered the circumstances of the State of Emergency declared by the Governor on March 4, 2020, and finds the State of Emergency continues to directly impact the ability of the Directors to meet safely in person and/or that State or local officials continue to impose or recommend measures to promote social distancing.


  D. Approval of Agenda
  E. Moment of Reflection
II. Closed Session
  A. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation


Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: one case

  B. Public Employee Performance Evaluation Title: Superintendent
  C. Public Employee Performance Evaluation Title: Chief Business Officer (formerly Director of Fiscal Services)
  D. Public Employee Performance Evaluation Title: Chief Accountability Officer
III. Return from Closed & Report Out
  A. Report Out of Closed Session
IV. Approval of Minutes
  A. Approval of Minutes from 9.26.22 Board Meeting
V. Public Comment
  A. Guidelines for Public Comment

The public may address the Board regarding any item that has been described in the notice for this meeting.


  • For items on the agenda, the public may comment at the time the Board considers the agenda item.
  • These presentations are limited to two minutes each.
  • To comply with the Brown Act, the Board may listen to comments from the speakers, but can neither discuss nor take action on the issues presented.  Members of the Board are very limited in their response to statements or questions by persons commenting on items not on the agenda.  Board members or staff may: (1) ask clarifying questions, (2) make a brief announcement, (3) make a brief report on his or her own activities, (4) refer a matter to staff or other resources for information, (5) request that staff report back on a matter at a subsequent meeting, or (6) direct staff to place the matter on a future agenda (Education Code 54954.2)
VI. Action Items
  A. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with Griffin Education Association - Stipends
  B. Ratification of Election Process for Student Board Members
  C. Approval of Job Descriptions
  D. Approval of updated facilities protocol
  E. Approval of updated accountability tracker to align with the September 26, 2022 MOU with VCUSD
VII. Consent Agenda
  A. Consent Agenda Items Include the Personnel Report, Check Register
  • Personnel report
  • Check register
VIII. Discussion Items
  A. Progress under the GTA turnaround plan adopted on June 5, 2022
  B. Strategic Planning Update
  C. California Dashboard Local Indicators
  D. Facilities Projects Update
  E. Williams Act Update
IX. Reports
  A. Griffin Education Association Report
  B. Superintendent Report
  C. Chief Business Officer Report
  D. Chief Accountability Officer Reports
  1. General update from the Chief Accountability Officer
  2. update from the Chief Accountability Officer on facilities health, safety, and maintenance issues and compliance with the facilities protocol
  3. update from the Chief Accountability Officer on compliance with the requirements of GTA’s independent study policy and independent study laws and regulations.
  4. update from the Chief Accountability Officer on COVID-19 safety compliance
  E. Educational Services Reports

1. Chief Academic Officer Report

2. Site Director Report - MIT High School (Kelly Briggs)

X. Items for Future Agendas - Board
XI. Communications & Announcements
XII. Closing Items
  A. Adjourn Meeting