Board Meeting: June 14, 2018

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF

Board of Horizons K-8 School

Date: June 14, 2018

6:00-8:30 pm

 

Facilitators:   Lauren Tracey

Timekeeper: Kelly Garrison

Minutes: Julie Dye

Process Observer: Frank Bruno

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

 

Call to Order:  

Lauren Tracey, Kelly Garrison, Jaime Schlomberg, Julie Dye, Jim Freund, Monika Fitzgerald, Frank Bruno, Shannon Reid

Approval of Agenda:

M&S acceptance of agenda for 6/14/18- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Approval of Minutes:

M&S acceptance of minutes for 5/9/18- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

III.    Reports, Actions, Discussion items

Principal’s report – prior reading; questions from the board

We have been advised by the bond manager that our $600,000 in innovation funds include “soft costs” mostly architectural fees. Soft costs are not included for furniture purchases. BVSD (Stafford/Price) let Frank and Lauren know that architectural fees would be included by the district for master plan. Does this include current innovation funds and associated architectural fees? Seeking clarity from district/bond oversight

Teacher voice will be included in design to ensure pedagogical approach and future funding.

Hiring: Language arts teachers are being interviewed for 7/8

Counselor hiring has been challenging at the MA+ salary range for experienced candidates. Horizons salary schedule deviates from BVSD by 10-15K

 

  • M&S: Motion that if formed by council or funded by school, the board will recommend to council that committees must keep meeting notes and those meeting notes will be published in Skylines and archived on the website. Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Budget for Fiscal Year 2019
Intentional deficit as we attempt to reduce our reserves

Discussion on 8th grade trip parental support

Increase in teacher salary expenses due to new hires and bump in levels or part to full time

 

  • M&S: Motion to Approve the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 with consideration of $100,000 Council reserve to be included in the 15% total reserve calculation. Motion: moved, seconded, approved.  FY19 Fund 11 Adopted Budget


Sonny Zinn – Charter renewal examination

Create Board Handbook
Update & review 4 replacement plans
Charter renewal team, including attorney
Letter to Community
Discussed by board, no action.

 

  • M&S: Motion to approve Sonny Zinn for salary compensation review—will need to include in budget. Limit of 10 hours and $800 and can extend if necessary. Motion: moved, seconded, approved.

 

Open enrollment update

We currently have open seats for grades 7 & 8, but no students on the waitlist. Spaces will be offered at other grade levels. Our preference is to keep families together.

      

Motions:

 

  • M&S acceptance of agenda for 6/14/18 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S  Approval of Minutes: 5/9/2018 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Motion that if formed by council or funded by school, the board will recommend to council that committees must keep meeting notes and those meeting notes will be published on skylines and archived on the website. Motion: moved, seconded, approved.
  • M&S: Motion to Approve the Budget for Fiscal Year 2019 with consideration of $100,000 Council reserve to be included in the 15% total reserve calculation. Motion: moved, seconded, approved.
  • M&S: Motion to approve Sonny Zinn for salary compensation review—will need to include in budget. Limit of 10 hours and $800 and can extend if necessary. Motion: moved, seconded, approved.


Next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday, August 9, 2018


Adjourn at 8:44 pm

 

 

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