Board & Council

Democratic School Governance

Horizons Board

The Horizons Board consists of six elected parent members, one administrator and four or five elected teachers.  Parent Board Directors must be part of the Horizons community for at least two years, and no less than 50% of Faculty Directors must be tenured at Horizons for 3 years.

 18-19 Board Members: Jaime Schlomberg- email, Paul Martin- email, Cory Pavicich- email, Cece Davis-email, Frank Bruno- email, Annie Blankenship- email, Teran Sittner- email, Beth Coleman- email, Kate Mooney- email, Julie Dye- email, Monica Fitzgerald- email, and Lauren Tracey- email

All Board and Council Meeting Minutes are archived by date under Meeting Minutes 

Horizons Council

Horizons Council consists of any and all members of the Horizons community who attend council meetings. All members of the Horizons community have the right and the privilege to be part of the decision-­making process at Council meetings. Council meetings are held once a month, with the exception of June, July, August, and December. These meetings are co-­chaired by the Principal and the Parent Co-­Chair. Council agendas are published prior to the meeting so that all will have advance knowledge of the topics that will be discussed. All decisions made at Council meetings are made by “concordance” or total agreement to support the outcome. If concordance is not reached by those present at the meeting, the Horizons Board will be responsible for making a decision using the same concordance method. Parents are asked to attend Council at least once per year; many parents attend regularly.

Hospitality provided by: 7-8 teachers, Catriona Dowling Davis, and Jonathan and Nina Rogers

                                           Link to attend virtually via  Zoom Meeting

Childcare: Keren Slepeck

Minutes: TBD

Facilitators: Monica Fitzgerald and Lauren Tracey

Consultant: John Brendza, Colorado League of Charter Schools

6:30 Welcome and introductions

6:40 Council agreements, procedures, concordance

6:45 Open forum

6:55 Board introduction for informational meeting: concerns and opportunities

7:10 League overview

7:20 Administrative perspective and hopes for new leadership

7:30 Discussion

7:40 Board’s hiring plan

7:50 Update on Charter Renewal process- Bylaws, policies,

8:00 Leaning into our strengths, our vulnerabilities, and opportunities for improvement

       Governance, decision-making, strategic planning, accountability

8:30 Close


Council Resources

Council Meeting Agenda– 10/18/18

Council Meeting Agenda – 9/20/18

Presentation by new K-8 Counselor, Sherry Davis: