Alpha Public Schools

Regular Board Meeting

Date and Time

Tuesday June 18, 2024 at 5:30 PM PDT

Location

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
office.
7. If you have any questions or need any assistance in participating in the Alpha Board
meeting, please contact Angelica Ruiz at aruiz@alphapublicschools.org or
408)780-1550 x 102.

Agenda

      Purpose Presenter Time
I. Updates 5:30 PM
  A. Other Locations FYI Peter MacDonald
   
  • Alpha: Cornerstone Academy: 1598 Lucretia Ave, San Jose, CA 95122
  • Alpha: Blanca Alvarado/Alpha:Jose Hernandez: 1601 Cunningham Ave, San Jose, CA 95122
  • 6811 Taglio Court, San Jose, CA 95120 (Santa Clara County)
  • 1259 Park Ave #30 San Jose CA 95126 (Santa Clara County)
  • 2843 Benton St Santa Clara CA 95051 (Santa Clara County)
  • 1791 Flint Creek Way, San Jose CA 95148 (Santa Clara County)
  • 350 Eureka Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
 
II. Opening Items 5:30 PM
 
Opening Items
 
  A. Call the Meeting to Order   Peter MacDonald 1 m
  B. Record Attendance and Guests   Peter MacDonald 2 m
   
  • Adam Hendricks
  • Alicia Santillan
  • Cheria Funches
  • Cindy Wang
  • Elsa Retuta
  • Janine Ramirez
  • Jannet Mejia
  • Jen Wallner
  • Lex Alvarez
  • Mario Rosas
  • Mary Anna Cazarez
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Silvia Mahan
 
  C. Discussion and/or Modification(s) of the Agenda Vote Peter MacDonald 2 m
  D. Public Comment   Peter MacDonald 5 m
   

For items not on the agenda. 

 
  E. Mission Moment: College Success   Shara Hegde, David Alvarez 5 m
III. Board Business - Discussion/Action Items 5:45 PM
  A. Consent Agenda Vote Peter MacDonald 3 m
   
  • Employee Handbook
  • CARS Application
  • EPA Spending
  • Prop 28 Arts and Music in Schools (“AMS”) Funding
  • Arts Music and Instructional Materials Block Grant
  • Alpha PS 2024-25 Academic Calendars
  • 2024-25 Attendance Calendars
  • Coaching Contract
  • Salary Scales
  • Workplace Violence Prevention Training
  • Contract: Maribelle’s Janitorial
  • Alpha Attendance Policy
 
  B. 6/14/23 Approval of Minutes Approve Minutes Peter MacDonald 2 m
     
  C. Amendment to Board Bylaws Discuss Shara Hegde 5 m
  D. Board Elections: Term Renewal- Janine Ramirez Vote Peter MacDonald 2 m
  E. Board Elections: Term Renewal- Elsa Retuta Vote Peter MacDonald 2 m
  F. Board Elections: Term Renewal- Alicia Santillan Vote Peter MacDonald 2 m
  G. Board Elections: Parent Appointment- Alejandrina Flores Vote Peter MacDonald 2 m
  H. Development Update FYI Nicole Wais 5 m
  I. Local Indicators FYI Nicole Wais 15 m
  J. Approval of 24-25 Budget Overview for Parents, and 23-24 LCAP- Alpha: Blanca Alvarado School Vote Karen Wisniewski 2 m
  K. Approval of 24-25 Budget Overview for Parents, and 24-25 LCAP- Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School Vote Karen Wisniewski 2 m
  L. Approval of 24-25 Budget Overview for Parents, and 24-25 LCAP- Alpha: Cornerstone Academy Vote Karen Wisniewski 2 m
  M. Approval of 24-25 Budget Overview for Parents, and 24-25 LCAP- Alpha: José Hernández School Vote Karen Wisniewski 2 m
  N. FY25 Budget Vote Brandon Paige 5 m
  O. Break FYI Peter MacDonald 10 m
  P. Academics Update Discuss Cynthia Martinez Nava 30 m
  Q. Board Self-Assessment Discuss Adam Hendricks 15 m
  R. Declaration of Need Approval- Alpha: Blanca Alvarado School Vote Erin Bryan 1 m
  S. Declaration of Need Approval- Alpha: Cindy Avitia High School Vote Erin Bryan 1 m
  T. Declaration of Need Approval- Alpha: Cornerstone Academy Vote Erin Bryan 1 m
  U. Declaration of Need Approval- Alpha: José Hernández School Vote Erin Bryan 1 m
  V. 24-25 Permit and/or Waiver Applications Vote Erin Bryan 2 m
  W. Charter Renewals Vote Nicole Wais 10 m
  X. Appreciation for Outgoing Board Members Discuss Shara Hegde 10 m
IV. Closed Session 7:57 PM
  A. CEO Evaluation Discuss Adam Hendricks 15 m
  B. CEO Comp Discussion & Employment Agreement Discuss Peter MacDonald 10 m
V. Reconvene Open Session 8:22 PM
  A. Report Action Taken During Closed Session Discuss Peter MacDonald 1 m
VI. CEO Compensation 8:23 PM
 

The board will discuss and vote on CEO compensation for the 24-25 school year.

 
  A. Board Approval/Ratification of Compensation Comparability Study for CEO Position Vote Peter MacDonald 2 m
  B. Board Adoption of Resolution regarding Compensation Comparability Study Vote Peter MacDonald 1 m
  C. Board Chair: Required Oral Report Regarding CEO Contract FYI Peter MacDonald 2 m
  D. Board Ratification/Approval of Amendment to CEO Contract Vote Peter MacDonald 1 m
VII. Closing Items 8:29 PM
  A. Adjourn Meeting Vote Peter MacDonald 1 m