Facilitators: Danny and John
Time Keeper: Liz
Location and Time: Horizons K8 conference Room 68:30
6:00 Call to Order
Roll Call: John McCluskey, Rosemary McKnight, Ron W., Beth Coleman, Nel Woller, Liz
Meador, Jim Freund, Kevin (via conference call)
Celebrations, Cares, Concerns
6:10 Secretary’s Report: Approval of minutes
*Minutes for Jan. 9, 2014 approved, November minutes still pending
6:15 Principal’s Report
*Question about how curriculum is communicated with community. Short discussion regarding
recent changes due to Common Core standards being adopted.
*Discussion around timing of strategic planning for 5 year vision goes to faculty then to board.
Need to make sure roles are understood
6:20 Treasurer’s/Finance Review Committee Report
Budget Approval Process:
All members review and give final input
*Discussion about salary schedules and variable pay and how to determine when/how we can afford
this. There can be input from faculty but this decision is made solely by the parent board. Faculty did not
discuss after motion was made.
7:00 Budget Approval (with compensation matters in place per Parent Board members)
* Parent board discuss proposal to accept Teacher Salary Schedule (same as the old BVSD schedule)
and Administration Schedule, as proposed in Horizons budget. Discussion of differences between
current BVSD salary schedule, old BVSD salary schedule and other charter school salaries.
Approve a $12,600 (1%) Variable Pay budget for employees on the Horizons Teacher Salary
Schedule (HTSS). Individual employee allocations will be calculated based on an employee’s
average FTE % (on the HTSS) over the school year.
Proposal approved by parent board
* Discussion revolving around future budget projection. How will we make up the difference generate
How are other personnel schedule salary schedules considered? (Office professionals, Paras,
Principal/AP, Art, Music, PE, A&S, etc.) Should K enrichment and AfterCare be considered a
different category because they are revenue generating programs? These programs hold their own sets
of liability. Now these are council programs paid out of Fund 11 under Horizons Charter which are not
on a pay scale.
See Ron’s Schedules chart
This needs to be discussed at a future Board meeting and policy needs to be set. John and Danny will
put HR and future compensation topics on future Board agenda.
• Motion 1: Revised Budget
– Motion to approve the Fund11 Revised Budget for the fiscal year
beginning July 1, 2013 and ending Jun 30, 2014
• Motion 2: FY14 Budget Appropriation
– In accordance with C.R.S. 2244110(4), motion to approval the
following schedule to be appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July
1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014.
• Total Appropriation Fund11 $3,646,228
• Total Appropriation Council Fund $378,228
• Total Appropriation Activity Fund $97,000
• Motion 3: Audit Report
– Motion to approve the independent auditor’s report from Swanhorst
& Company LLC for the year beginning July 1, 2012 and ending Jun 30,
7:30 Committee Chair Reports
Faculty Comm: League of Charter School membership decision
*Horizons will not join the League of Charter Schools this year per faculty recommendation.
Board training will be paid for.
Fundraising Comm: See report
7:45 Update and clarification regarding Diversity Committee, Community Group, Technology
*Discussion around if these are committees of the Board. No, but there should be some
oversight/representation from Board per bylaws.
What are the structures? Fundraising must go through Fundraising Committee.
What is the process for setting up/ overseeing a committee? The Board must write charters for each
A work session will be set up to name and define charters for each committee.
8:00 Board guidance for committees that contain three or more board members. Per our training last
month. Next steps regarding committee work, charters, membership etc.
8:20 Board Training Follow up preparation for next time. Please complete worksheet and come
prepared to discuss.
8:25 Other new business/ideas for our February 13th Board meeting?
Attachments for Google Folder from this meeting:
Finance Comm. Report
Fundraising Comm. Report