Griffin Technology Academies

Board Meeting

Published on November 7, 2022 at 4:26 PM PST

Date and Time

Thursday November 10, 2022 at 6:00 PM PST

6:00 pm. 
Meeting Called by: Board

Board Members and the public may attend and participate in the meeting in person at 2 Positive Place, Room Z, Vallejo, CA 94589. Members of the public may also attend and  participate in the meeting in person at the following two-way teleconference locations at each other school site: 


Griffin Academy 233 Hobbs Ave, Vallejo, CA 94589

MIT Middle School 425 Corcoran Ave, Vallejo, CA 94589


Teleconference Locations: Members of the public may also attend and participate in the  meeting at the following remote and teleconference locations: Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 4300 Bangs Ave. Modesto, CA 95356

Public comment is available by emailing (by the time the item comes up) or via video/teleconference, or in person at the above locations.
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- Documents are posted at the same  time documents are made available to members of the Board. Available to the public the day of the meeting; after the meeting, please see 'Accessing Board information/ above.



      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 6:00 PM
  A. Call the Meeting to Order   Shawna Gilroy 1 m
  B. Roll Call   Shawna Gilroy 2 m
  C. Approval of Agenda Vote Shawna Gilroy 3 m
II. Moment of Reflection
III. Public Comment 6:06 PM
  A. Guidelines for Public Comment FYI 5 m

The public may address the Board regarding any item that has been described in the notice for this meeting. At a regular meeting, the public may address the Board regarding any non-agenda item.


  • 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.
IV. Closed Session 6:11 PM

a. Public Employee Discipline/Dismissal/Release (Government Code Section S 54957)

  A. Report Out of Closed Session FYI Shawna Gilroy 15 m
V. Action Items 6:26 PM
  A. Consideration of Approval of Revised Special Education Local Plan Area Policies Vote Mackenzie Elmer 5 m
  B. Consideration of Approval of Job Descriptions Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  C. Consideration of Approval of Updated Homeless Youth Education Policy for Title I Compliance Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  D. Consideration of Approval of Updated MOU with VCUSD Regarding Measure S Vote Nick Driver 5 m
VI. Consent Items 6:46 PM
  A. Consent Items Vote Mark Driver 5 m

Approval of Minutes from 10.25.22

Personnel Report

Check Register

VII. Discussion Items 6:51 PM
  A. Progress Under GTA Turnaround Plan Adopted on June 2, 2022 Discuss Nick Driver 5 m
  B. 2022 Smarter Balanced Test Score Results Discuss Alex Insaurralde 10 m
  C. Facilities Projects Update Discuss Nick Driver 15 m

Proposition 51 - MIT Academy

Measure S - Griffin Academy

Facilities Inspection Tool Update

  D. Proposed Information Technology Upgrades Discuss Mark Driver 10 m

Security cameras, wireless access points, public announcement systems, cabling and installation at all three campuses.

VIII. Reports 7:31 PM
  A. Griffin Academy and MIT Academy Student Board Member Reports FYI Moana Laie, Sariah Wah 15 m
  B. Griffin Education Association Report FYI Jessica Morrison 5 m
  C. Superintendent's Report FYI Nick Driver 10 m

Athletic Update

  D. Chief Business Officer Report FYI Mark Driver 10 m

Fiscal and Audit Committee Report

  E. Chief Accountability Officer Reports FYI Brent Zionic 10 m

General Updates

Update on COVID-19 Safety Compliance and Measures

Update on Compliance with the requirements of GTA's Independent Study Policy, Independent Study Laws and regulations

Update on health, safety, maintenance issues and compliance with the facilities protocol

  F. Education Services Report FYI Alex Insaurralde 15 m

Curriculum and Instruction Committee update

MIT Middle School Director's report

IX. Items for Future Agendas - Board
X. Communications & Announcements
XI. Closing Items 8:36 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Shawna Gilroy 1 m