Back Board Retreat: Fri February 21, 2020

Alpha Public Schools

Board Retreat

Date and Time

Friday February 21, 2020 at 9:30 AM PST


5000 Cribari Ln, San Jose, CA 95135
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 9:30 AM
A. Board Update
B. Call-In/Other Locations
FYI Allison Holton
Call-in information:
Phone Number: (213) 992-5129
Participant PIN #: 32722

Other Locations: 
1601 Cunningham Ave
San Jose, CA 95122

1881 Cunningham Ave
San Jose, CA 95122
1598 Lucretia Ave
San Jose, CA 95122
II. Opening Items 9:30 AM
Opening Items
A. Call the Meeting to Order
  Allison Holton 1 m
B. Record Attendance and Guests
  Allison Holton 2 m
  • Allison Holton
  • Adam Hendricks 
  • Dan Seifert
  • Frances Teso
  • Kyle Lemmon
  • Paty Castorena
  • Peter MacDonald
  • Valerie Faillace
C. Public Comment
  Allison Holton 5 m
Academic Excellence
A. Welcome
FYI Allison Holton 1 m
IV. Board Business - Discussion/Action Items 9:39 AM
A. Telling Your Story & Your “Why”
Discuss John Glover 90 m
B. California’s Current Charter School Landscape & Outlook
FYI Hilary Harmssen, CCSA Chris Kang 60 m
FYI ALL 60 m
D. Strategic Planning Update
Discuss Lauren Koehler 60 m
E. Alpha’s Board: Role & Outlook
Discuss John Glover 60 m
F. Reflection & Closing
Discuss John Glover 20 m
V. Closing Items 3:29 PM
A. Adjourn Meeting
Vote Allison Holton 1 m