Alpha Public Schools

Minutes

Board Meeting

Date and Time

Wednesday August 9, 2023 at 5:30 PM

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.

Directors Present

A. Hendricks, A. Santillan, C. Wang (remote), J. Mejia, J. Ramirez (remote), J. Wallner, L. Alvarez (remote), M. Cazarez (remote), M. Rosas, S. Mahan (remote)

Directors Absent

C. Funches, E. Retuta, P. MacDonald

Directors who left before the meeting adjourned

C. Wang, J. Ramirez

Guests Present

A. Ruiz

I. Opening Items

A.

Call the Meeting to Order

J. Wallner called a meeting of the board of directors of Alpha Public Schools to order on Wednesday Aug 9, 2023 at 5:34 PM.

B.

Record Attendance and Guests

C.

Discussion and/or Modification(s) of the Agenda

A. Hendricks made a motion to Approve Board Meeting Agenda.
A. Santillan seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
C. Funches
Absent
J. Wallner
Aye
J. Ramirez
Abstain
P. MacDonald
Absent
J. Mejia
Aye
C. Wang
Aye
L. Alvarez
Aye
E. Retuta
Absent
M. Rosas
Aye
M. Cazarez
Aye
A. Hendricks
Aye
S. Mahan
Aye
A. Santillan
Aye

D.

Public Comment

No public comment 

E.

Mission Moment: Summer Professional Development

S. Hegde shared Summer PD and Kick-off of the Academic Year.

II. Board Business - Discussion/Action Items

A.

Development Update

Shawnte shared fundraising numbers/totals compared to last year

B.

Brown Act & Conflict of Interest Training

YM&C joined the meeting for the Board's annual Brown Act & Conflict of Interest Training 

C.

BREAK

J. Ramirez left at 7:06 PM.

D.

Academic Update

Item removed from agenda. Will revisit during the next board meeting 

E.

Hiring Update

C. Wang left at 7:30 PM.

F.

23-24 Public Notice PIP

A. Hendricks made a motion to approve 23-24 Public Notice PIP.
M. Rosas seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
L. Alvarez
Aye
M. Rosas
Aye
E. Retuta
Absent
J. Ramirez
Absent
J. Mejia
Aye
C. Wang
Absent
M. Cazarez
Aye
A. Hendricks
Aye
J. Wallner
Aye
A. Santillan
Aye
P. MacDonald
Absent
S. Mahan
Aye
C. Funches
Absent

G.

23-24 Public Notice Waiver

A. Santillan made a motion to approve 23-24 Public Notice Waiver.
A. Hendricks seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
P. MacDonald
Absent
J. Wallner
Aye
A. Hendricks
Aye
E. Retuta
Absent
S. Mahan
Aye
J. Ramirez
Absent
A. Santillan
Aye
M. Rosas
Aye
L. Alvarez
Aye
J. Mejia
Aye
C. Wang
Absent
C. Funches
Absent
M. Cazarez
Aye

H.

Board Health Self-Reflection

I.

Committee/Working Groups Approval

A. Hendricks made a motion to approve Committee/Working Groups.
S. Mahan seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Wallner
Aye
C. Wang
Absent
P. MacDonald
Absent
J. Mejia
Aye
C. Funches
Absent
S. Mahan
Aye
L. Alvarez
Aye
A. Santillan
Aye
M. Cazarez
Aye
J. Ramirez
Absent
A. Hendricks
Aye
M. Rosas
Aye
E. Retuta
Absent

J.

Consent Agenda

A. Santillan made a motion to approve Consent Agenda.
M. Rosas seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
A. Hendricks
Aye
M. Rosas
Aye
M. Cazarez
Aye
C. Wang
Absent
J. Ramirez
Absent
P. MacDonald
Absent
E. Retuta
Absent
J. Wallner
Aye
C. Funches
Absent
A. Santillan
Aye
S. Mahan
Aye
L. Alvarez
Aye
J. Mejia
Aye

K.

6/21/23 Approval of Minutes

L. Alvarez made a motion to approve the minutes from Board Meeting on 06-21-23.
A. Santillan seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
L. Alvarez
Aye
P. MacDonald
Absent
M. Cazarez
Aye
J. Mejia
Abstain
C. Funches
Absent
J. Ramirez
Absent
C. Wang
Absent
S. Mahan
Aye
J. Wallner
Abstain
A. Hendricks
Aye
E. Retuta
Absent
A. Santillan
Aye
M. Rosas
Abstain

III. Closing Items

A.

Adjourn Meeting

A. Santillan made a motion to Adjourn Meeting.
A. Hendricks seconded the motion.
The board VOTED to approve the motion.
Roll Call
J. Ramirez
Absent
M. Rosas
Aye
C. Wang
Absent
P. MacDonald
Absent
A. Hendricks
Aye
J. Mejia
Aye
S. Mahan
Aye
C. Funches
Absent
A. Santillan
Aye
L. Alvarez
Aye
M. Cazarez
Aye
J. Wallner
Aye
E. Retuta
Absent
There being no further business to be transacted, and upon motion duly made, seconded and approved, the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.

Respectfully Submitted,
J. Wallner