Griffin Technology Academies

Regular Board Meeting

Published on August 11, 2023 at 6:04 PM PDT
Amended on August 11, 2023 at 6:12 PM PDT

Date and Time

Tuesday August 15, 2023 at 6:00 PM PDT

6:00 pm. 
Meeting Called by: Board



2 Positive Place, Room Z, Vallejo, CA 94589


Additional Locations: 

425 Corcoran Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94589

233 Hobbs Avenue, Room 24, Vallejo, CA 94589


Also at the following remote location: 4121 Dale Road, #202 Modesto, CA  95356


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.


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Opening Items 6:00 PM
  A. Roll Call - Record Attendance   1 m
  B. Call the Meeting to Order  
  C. Moment of Reflection - Shawna Gilroy   Shawna Gilroy 5 m
  D. Public Comment Discuss 5 m


The public may address the Board regarding any item that is within the jurisdiction of the Board. 


  •  For items on the agenda, the public may comment at the time the Board considers the agenda item.
  • These comments 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 
  • Government Code Section 54954.2)
II. Consent Calendar 6:11 PM
  A. Consent Items Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  • Approval of Minutes from June 27 Board Meeting
  • Personnel report
  • Check register
III. Action Items 6:16 PM
  A. Consideration of Approval of Job Descriptions Vote Nick Driver 5 m
  B. Consideration of Approval of Revised procedures Manual Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  C. Consideration of Approval of Resolution on Excess Liability Plan Vote Mark Driver 5 m
IV. Discussion Items 6:31 PM
  A. Review of MOU and GTA's Full Compliance with all 19 conditions Discuss Nick Driver 10 m
  B. Review of GTA students' preliminary state test scores Discuss Alex Insaurralde 15 m
  C. FY2024 Annual Budget Review Discuss Mark Driver 10 m
  D. Facilities Update Discuss Brent Zionic 5 m
  E. Board Accountability Tracker Discuss Brent Zionic 1 m
  F. Update on COVID-19 safety compliance and measures Discuss Brent Zionic 1 m
  G. Update on health, safety, and maintenance issues and compliance with the facilities protocol Discuss Brent Zionic 1 m
  H. Update on Special Education review Discuss Brent Zionic 1 m
  I. Update on compliance with the requirements of GTA’s independent study policy and independent study laws and regulations Discuss Brent Zionic 1 m
V. Student Board Member Reports 7:16 PM
  A. Griffin Academy Student Board Member Report FYI Makayla McElhany 5 m
VI. Griffin Education Association Report 7:21 PM
  A. GEA President Report FYI Andrew Martinez 5 m
VII. Superintendent Report 7:26 PM
  A. Superintendent Report FYI Nick Driver 5 m
VIII. Educational Services Report 7:31 PM
  A. Chief Academic Officer Report FYI Alex Insaurralde 5 m
IX. Items for Future Agendas
X. Communications & Announcements
XI. Closed Session - 40 minutes 7:36 PM
  A. Vote to go into closed session Vote Shawna Gilroy 1 m
  B. Closed Session Items Discuss Shawna Gilroy 40 m


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


2. Evaluation of Public Employee - Chief Financial Officer

XII. Return from Closed & Report Out
XIII. Closing Items
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote