Griffin Technology Academies

Regular Board Meeting

Published on September 8, 2023 at 8:40 PM PDT
Amended on September 11, 2023 at 11:23 AM PDT

Date and Time

Tuesday September 12, 2023 at 6:00 PM PDT

6:00 pm. 
Meeting Called by: Board



233 Hobbs Ave, Vallejo, CA 94589 Room 24


And the following additional locations:


848 South Regatta Drive, Vallejo, CA  94591

425 Corcoran Ave, Vallejo CA 94589

Room Z, 2 Positive Place, Vallejo, CA 94589



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   Shawna Gilroy 1 m
  B. Call the Meeting to Order   Shawna Gilroy 1 m
  C. Moment of Reflection   Vivian Wesley 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 6:12 PM
  A. Consent Items Vote L. Dodson and M. Driver 5 m
  • Approval of Minutes from August 15, 2023 Board Meeting
  • Personnel report
  • Check register
III. Action Items 6:17 PM
  A. Consideration of approval of FY 2022-23 Unaudited Actuals for 4 schools Vote Mark Driver 10 m
  1. Mare Island Technology Academy (MIT MS)
  2. MIT Academy (MIT HS)
  3. MIT Griffin Middle (Griffin MS)
  4. Griffin High School (Griffin HS)
  B. Consideration of Approval of Updated Fiscal Policies and Procedures Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  C. Consideration of Approval of Extended Learning Opportunities Plan and After School Education and Safety Plan Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  D. Consideration of Approval of Job Descriptions Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
IV. Discussion Items 6:42 PM
  A. Final update on MOU - full compliance with all conditions Discuss Nick Driver 2 m
  B. Community Engagement and Academic Updates [BAT] Discuss A. Insaurralde/M. Gaines 20 m
  C. Update on Strategic Plan and Progress [BAT] Discuss Nick Driver 5 m
  D. Budget review Discuss Mark Driver 10 m
  E. Facilities, Health, & Safety Update [BAT] Discuss Brent Zionic 5 m
  F. Independent Study Update [BAT] Discuss Brent Zionic 1 m
  G. Prop 51 and Measure S facilities update Discuss Nick Driver 10 m
V. Student Board Member Reports 7:35 PM
  A. Student Board Member Reports FYI Makayla McElhany 10 m
VI. Griffin Education Association Report 7:45 PM
  A. GEA President Report FYI Andrew Martinez 10 m
VII. Superintendent Report 7:55 PM
  A. Superintendent Report FYI Nick Driver 5 m
VIII. Educational Services Report 8:00 PM
  A. Educational Services Report FYI Alex Insaurralde 5 m
  B. School Director Report FYI Kelly Briggs 10 m
IX. Items for Future Agendas
X. Communications & Announcements
XI. Closed Session - 40 minutes 8:15 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. Hearing for Recommendation of Expulsion for Student ID. 50432

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