Alpha Public Schools

Board Meeting

Date and Time

Wednesday August 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM PDT


Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School- 1881 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122

Instructions for Presentation to the Board by Parents and Citizens
Alpha Public Schools (“Alpha”) welcomes your participation at the Alpha Board meetings.
The purpose of a public meeting of the Board of Directors (“Board”) is to conduct the affairs
of Alpha in public. We are pleased that you are in attendance and hope that you will visit
these meetings often. Your participation assures us of continuing community interest in
Alpha. To assist you in the ease of speaking/participating in our meetings, the following
guidelines are provided:
1. Agendas are available to all audience members at the door to the meeting.
2. “Request to Speak” forms are available to all audience members who wish to speak
on any agenda item(s) or under the general category of “Public Comment.” All
“Request to Speak” forms must be submitted prior to the agendized item.
3. “Public Comment” is set aside for members of the audience to raise issues that are not
specifically on the agenda. However, due to public meeting laws, the Board can only
listen to your issue, not respond or take action. These presentations are limited to three
(3) minutes each and total time allotted to non-agenda items will not exceed fifteen
(15) minutes. The Board may give direction to staff to respond to your concern.
4. With regard to items that are on the agenda, you may specify that agenda item on
your request form and you will be given an opportunity to speak for up to three (3)
minutes when the Board discusses that item.
5. When addressing the Board, speakers are requested to state their name and address
and adhere to the time limits set forth.
6. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and upon request, Alpha
may furnish reasonable auxiliary aids and services to qualified individuals with
disabilities. Individuals who require appropriate alternative modification of the agenda
in order to participate in Board meetings are invited to contact the Board Secretary’s
7. If you have any questions or need any assistance in participating in the Alpha Board
meeting, please contact Angelica Ruiz at or
408)780-1550 x 102.


      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Updates 5:30 PM
  A. Other Locations FYI Jennifer Wallner
  • Alpha: Blanca Alvarado/José Hernández: 1601 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122
  • Alpha: Cornerstone Academy: 1598 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122
  • 2645 Rachel St., Charlotte, NC 28206
  • 6811 Taglio Court, San Jose, CA 95120
  • #350, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, 5th Floor, Taipei, Taiwan
II. Opening Items 5:30 PM
Opening Items
  A. Call the Meeting to Order   Jennifer Wallner 1 m
  B. Record Attendance and Guests   Jennifer Wallner 2 m
  • Adam Hendricks
  • Alicia Santillan
  • Cheria Funches
  • Cindy Wang
  • Elsa Retuta
  • Lex Alvarez
  • Mary Anna Cazarez
  • Janine Ramirez
  • Jannet Mejia
  • Jen Wallner
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Silvia Mahan
  C. Discussion and/or Modification(s) of the Agenda Vote Jennifer Wallner 2 m
  D. Public Comment   Jennifer Wallner 5 m

For items not on the agenda. 

  E. Mission Moment: Summer Professional Development   Shara Hegde 10 m
III. Board Business - Discussion/Action Items 5:50 PM
  A. Development Update FYI Shara Hegde 5 m
  B. Brown Act & Conflict of Interest Training FYI Young Minney & Corr 90 m
  C. BREAK FYI Jennifer Wallner 10 m
  D. Academic Update FYI Cynthia Martinez Nava, Rosie Carlson 30 m
  E. Hiring Update FYI Erin Bryan 20 m
  F. 23-24 Public Notice PIP Vote Erin Bryan 3 m
  G. 23-24 Public Notice Waiver Vote Erin Bryan 2 m
  H. Board Health Self-Reflection Discuss Adam Hendricks 15 m
  I. Committee/Working Groups Approval Vote Adam Hendricks 3 m
  J. Consent Agenda Vote Jennifer Wallner 3 m
  • Family Handbook
  • CARS report
  • Alpha Attendance Policy 
  • Updated Cindy Avitia High School 2023-24 Academic Calendars
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Boys & Girls Club for Afterschool Program 2023-24
  • Memorandum of Understanding with Catholic Charities for Afterschool Program 2023-24
  • CAPS modular lease
  K. 6/21/23 Approval of Minutes Approve Minutes Jennifer Wallner 2 m
IV. Closing Items 8:53 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Jennifer Wallner 2 m