Griffin Technology Academies

Board Meeting

Published on December 10, 2022 at 5:25 PM PST
Amended on December 10, 2022 at 5:59 PM PST

Date and Time

Tuesday December 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM PST

6:00 pm. 
Meeting Called by: Board



Teleconference Locations: Members of the public may attend and participate in the  meeting at the following remote and teleconference locations:

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.



I. Opening Items
  A. Call the Meeting to Order
  B. Roll Call
II. Board findings pursuant to Government Code Section 54953(e)

The Board shall consider adopting the following findings:

The Charter School 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.

III. Approval of Agenda
IV. Moment of Reflection
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. 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.
VI. Closed Session

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

b. Conference with Legal Counsel - Anticipated Litigation Significant exposure to litigation pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (d) of Section 54956.9: 1 case

VII. Return from Closed & Report Out
  A. Report from Closed session
VIII. Action Items
  A. Consideration of Approval of Job Descriptions
  B. Review and consideration of Approval - FY 21-22 Audit Report from Christy White and Associates (Marcy Kearney - audit partner)
  C. Review and Consideration of Approval - FY 22-23 1st Interim Report
  1. Mare Island Technology Academy (MIT MS)
  2. MIT Academy (MIT HS)
  3. MIT Griffin Academy (GA MS)
  4. Griffin Academy High School (GA HS)
IX. Consent Items
  A. Approval of Minutes from 11.10.22 Meeting
  B. Approval of Minutes from 11.15.22 Special Board Meeting/Training
  C. Approval of Amended minutes from 10.25.22 Special Board Meeting
  D. Approval of Personnel Report
  E. Approval of Check Register
X. Discussion Items
  A. Facilities Update
  B. Athletic Update
  C. Progress under the GTA 180 Turnaround Plan
XI. GA and MIT Academy Student Board Member Reports
XII. Griffin Education Association Report - Jessica Morrison
XIII. Superintendent’s Report - Nick Driver
XIV. Chief Business Officer report - Mark Driver
  A. Fiscal and Audit committee report
XV. Chief Accountability Officer Reports - Brent Zionic
  A. Board Accountability Tracker
  B. Update on COVID-19 safety compliance and measures
  C. Update on health, safety, and maintenance issues and compliance with the facilities protocol
  D. Update on Special Education review
  E. Update on compliance with the requirements of GTA’s independent study policy and independent study laws and regulations.
XVI. Educational Services Report - Alex Insaurralde
  A. English Learner Support Update
  B. Site Director Report - Kelly Briggs
XVII. Items for Future Agendas - Board
XVIII. Communications & Announcements
XIX. Closing Items
  A. Adjourn Meeting