Griffin Technology Academies
Special Board Meeting
Date and Time
GRIFFIN TECHNOLOGY ACADEMIES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
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. https://griffintechnologyacademies.org/
ACCESSING BOARD INFORMATION:
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.
|A.||Call the Meeting to Order|
|C.||Approval of Agenda|
|A.||Student Discipline - Education Code Section 35146|
The Board will review a proposed suspended expulsion. (one student)
|III.||Return from Closed & Report Out|
|A.||Report Out of Closed Session|
|IV.||Approval of Minutes|
|A.||Approval of Minutes from 10.11.22 Board Meeting|
|A.||Guidelines for Public Comment|
The public may address the Board regarding any item that has been described in the notice for this meeting.
Public Hearing: Draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment Equivalent for the Mare Island Technology Academy Renovation Project
Griffin Technology Academy (GTA) proposes the renovation of the Mare Island Technology Academy (MITAcademy). MIT Academy is a charter school located at 2 Positive Place in Vallejo, California. The proposed project would renovate the charter school’s existing campus by demolishing existing buildings re-grading the project site and constructing new buildings. The proposed project involves the construction of two-story classrooms buildings, science building, administration building, multipurpose building, gymnasium, soccer field, and other outdoor play fields. Site improvements will also include on-site parking, improved vehicle circulation, landscaping, walkways, and other amenities. The proposed project includes the construction of a total of 42classrooms. All new facilities will meet current state building standards. The construction of the proposed project would occur over two phases in order to maintain enough facilities to operate the educational program. The proposed project would not increase capacity of the school.
|A.||Open Public Hearing|
Hear public comments regarding this project.
In accordance with California Education Code and the California Health and Safety Code, Griffin Technology Academies had a Draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment Equivalent (PEA-E) prepared for the Mare Island Technology Academy Project, located at 2 Positive Place, Vallejo CA 94589. California Education Code requires that an LEA publish a notice that the PEAEquivalent has been submitted to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and shall hold a public hearing to receive comments during the 30-day public review period. The notice of the public hearing was published in the Vallejo Times Herald, on October 25, 2022. The PEA public review period is from October 25, 2022, through November 23, 2022. Copies of the PEA Equivalent can be reviewed at the MIT Academy office at 2 Positive Place, Vallejo, CA 94589.
|B.||Close Public Hearing|
|A.||Approval of Amended Bylaws to Allow Student Board Members to Serve - Nick Driver|
|B.||Seating of New Student Board Members|
The Board will seat its two newest board members, who have been elected by their peers at MIT Academy and Griffin Academy.
|C.||Approval of Job Descriptions|
|D.||Approval of Independent Contractor Agreement with Janice Sargent for English Learner Compliance Review - Nick Driver|
|E.||Approval of Date Change for Regular Board Meeting to November 10, 2022|
|F.||Acceptance and Approval of CDE Educational Specifications and all related forms, including SFPD 4.07 and 4.08 for New Construction and Modernization Projects, for the Mare Island Technology Renovation Project.|
|A.||Board Training on Student Safety - Total School Solutions|
The board and public will be given a student safety training, as a best practice and for our School Safety Plans, and to comply with the terms of our Memorandum of Understanding with VCUSD.
|IX.||Items for Future Agendas - Board|
|X.||Communications & Announcements|