Board Meeting: December 8, 2016


Board of Horizons K-8 School

Date: December 8, 2016



Facilitators:   John McCluskey and Andrea Foote


Process Observer:     


Welcome and C C C (Cares, Concerns, Celebrations):  

Great audit results to celebrate. The band concert was fun and a highly attended event. Colorado Gives Day resulted in over 45 donation, upwards of $20k on one day.


Call to Order: John McCluskey, Andrea Foote, Frank Bruno, Peter Hegelbach, Jim Freund. Nichole Houser, Adam Brink, Kelly Garrison, Shannon Hassan, Anne Hudson, Beth Coleman, Allison Slife


Approval of minutes:

The Board reviewed the November 10, 2016. meeting minutes.

M&S: Motion to approve the November 10, 2016 Minutes. Motioned seconded. Minutes approved.


Principal’s Report


Clifton Larson Allen Presentation

Allison from Clifton Larson Allen presented information from the ‘Independent Auditor’s Report’ that was shared with the Board. Overall, the audit was positive, with a few specific recommendations on policies and process improvement regarding bank reconciliation and timing of major purchases.


Finance Review Updates

  • FY 17 Revised Budget for review (To be approved in January). John reviewed the document ‘Fund 11 Details – 12/6/2016’ with the Board as well as answering questions on the the Revised Budget Talking Points. The Board also discussed the goal of setting priorities for how the Council reserves should be spent. The Board reviewed the Addendum to Charter School Contract that will be discussed at the BVSD District meeting December 13th. If the addendum passess, the Board will need to pass a supplemental budget. Frank Bruno offered to represent the Board in support of the Addendum at the December 13th meeting. The Board discussed how fundraised money can be viewed on the Council budget.


Development Committee Update

  • Moolah Campaign Update and Video!. The Moolah campaign has launched, with the Colorado Gives Day. The committee is looking at creating a strategy around getting people excited about donating. Moolah letters have been sent to families.

New Business

  • Hiring updates/approval. Literacy specialist Karen is taking a leave of absence for one semester, and is being covered by Leanne and Lisa Leftakes.
  • A paraeducator, Kirsten Wert, has been hired for Adam’s class.


Action Items:

There were no Action Items from the meeting.



The meeting closed at 7:45pm

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