Griffin Technology Academies

Regular Board Meeting

Published on November 10, 2023 at 10:26 AM PST
Amended on November 12, 2023 at 11:03 AM PST

Date and Time

Tuesday November 14, 2023 at 6:00 PM PST

6:00 pm. 
Meeting Called by: Board


MIT Academy High School

Room Z, 2 Positive Place, Vallejo, CA 94589


And the following additional locations:


233 Hobbs Ave, Vallejo, CA 94589 Room 24

425 Corcoran Ave, Vallejo CA 94589


Sheraton Denver Downtown

1550 Court Place

Denver, CO 80202



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   Luis Rosales 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 5 m
  • Approval of Minutes from September 12, 2023 Board Meeting
  • Personnel report
  • Check register
III. School Director Report and Presentation 6:17 PM
  A. School Director Report and Presentation Discuss Lai Saeteurn, MIT Middle School 10 m
IV. Action Items 6:27 PM
  A. Consideration of Approval to Appoint Board Chair Shawna Gilroy to Another Term Vote Nick Driver 5 m
  B. Consideration of Approval to Appoint Board Vice Chair Vivian Wesley to Another Term Vote Nick Driver 5 m
  C. Consideration of Approval of the Updated Organization Chart Vote Nick Driver 5 m
  D. Consideration of Financials for California School Finance Authority Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  E. Consideration of Approval of Expanded Learning Opportunity Program Spending Plan Vote Mark Driver 5 m
  F. Consideration of Approval of New Printer Lease Contract Vote Brent Zionic 5 m
  G. Consideration of Approval of New Security Service Vote Brent Zionic 5 m
  H. Consideration of Approval of Addendum to Instructional Aide Position Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
  I. Consideration of Approval of Para educator - Generalist Job Description Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
  J. Consideration of Approval of Declaration of Need Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
  K. Consideration of Approval of Updated Title IX Policy and Designation Roles as Required Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
  L. Consideration of Approval of New Remote Work Policy Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
  M. Consideration of Approval of Immunization Policy Vote Brent Zionic 5 m
  N. Consideration of Approval of Updated Uniform Complaint Policy Vote Lisa Dodson 5 m
V. Discussion Items 7:37 PM
  A. Facilities, Health, & Wellness Update Discuss Nick Driver and Brent Zionic 10 m
  B. Independent Study Update Discuss Brent Zionic 10 m
  C. Report on the Williams Act Visit Discuss Brent Zionic and Alex Insaurralde 5 m
  D. New Parent Engagement and Board Structure - Family Leadership Councils Discuss Nick Driver and Mildred Gains 10 m
  E. Strategic Plan Progress Update (per Board Goals) Discuss Nick Driver 5 m
  F. Discussion of Photography at GTA Sporting Events Discuss Vivian Wesley 5 m
VI. Student Board Member Reports 8:22 PM
  A. Student Board Member Reports FYI Makayla McElhany and Angel Ulloa 10 m
VII. Griffin Education Association Report 8:32 PM
  A. GEA President Report FYI Andrew Martinez 10 m
VIII. Superintendent Report 8:42 PM
  A. Superintendent Report FYI Nick Driver 5 m
IX. Educational Services Report 8:47 PM
  A. Educational Services Report FYI Alex Insaurralde 5 m
  • California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Final Test Results and Updates
  • Academic Updates (per Board Goals)
X. Items for Future Agendas
XI. Communications & Announcements
XII. Closed Session - 40 minutes 8:52 PM
  A. Vote to go into closed session Vote Shawna Gilroy 1 m
  B. Closed Session Items Discuss Shawna Gilroy 40 m
  1. Conference with legal counsel -  existing litigation
  2. Personnel Evaluation: Superintendent
  3. Personnel Evaluation: Chief Financial Officer
XIII. Return from Closed & Report Out
XIV. Closing Items
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote