Griffin Technology Academies

Special Board Meeting of the Board of Directors

Published on January 16, 2023 at 2:49 PM PST

Date and Time

Tuesday January 17, 2023 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
  C. Approval of Agenda
II. 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.
III. 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

  A. Closed Session
IV. Return from Closed & Report Out
  A. Report from Closed session
V. Action Items
  A. Consideration of Approval of Graduation Requirement Waiver
  B. Consideration of Approval of Job Descriptions
  C. Consideration of Approval of SWP grant contract encumbrances
  D. Consideration of Approval Federal Title program applications
  E. Consideration of Approval of School Accountability Report Cards
  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)
VI. Consent Items
  A. Content Items
  • Approval of Minutes from 12.13.22 Board Meeting
  • Approval of Minutes from 01.05.23 Special Board Meeting
  • Personnel report
  • Check register
  • Ratification of updated Abacus Ed Partners contract
  • Approve Consent Agenda
VII. Discussion Items
  A. Facilities Update
  B. Board Accountability Tracker
  C. Update on COVID-19 safety compliance and measures
  D. Update on health, safety, and maintenance issues and compliance with the facilities protocol
  E. Update on Special Education review
  F. Update on compliance with the requirements of GTA’s independent study policy and independent study laws and regulations
VIII. Progress under the GTA turnaround plan adopted on June 2, 2022 (GTA 180)
  A. Progress under the GTA turnaround plan adopted on June 2, 2022 (GTA 180)
IX. Training : Employee Relations - Total School Solutions
  A. Training
X. Items for Future Agendas - Board
  A. February Regular Meeting
XI. Communications & Announcements
XII. Closing Items
  A. Adjourn Meeting