Facilitators, cochairs: John and Danny
Time Keeper: Liz
Location and Time: Horizons K8 Hub, 6830pm
6:00 Call to order: Danny Conroy, John McCluskey, Rosemary McKnight, Ron Wawrzynek,
Beth Coleman, Nel Woller, Liz Meador, Kevin Holst, Nichole Houser, Laurie Braunstein. Jim
Fruend. Denise DellaRocco (ass’t secretary,minutes keeper). not present: Cheri Felix
Cares, concerns, celebrations
6:12 motion to approve minutes, APPROVED.
6:13 Principal’s report:
Communication plan through summer before August. Where are we in the process, pass
along information as it is known.
6:30 Treasurer’s Finance Review Committee Report:
Significant change, Ernie and Neil, faculty took a look at specials. Integration of music, art,
movement to enrich academic experience. Asking council for same amount of funds, based
by team, and allowing specialists to have support without just hiring 2 new people. Do we
want to create a process for the specialists we bring in, oversight with regard who we contract
with transparency. Submit resumes, paperwork (employment packet). Is art, music, and active
recreation all divided evenly from the specialist budget?
FRC district budget approved in June.
Council budget, give the board to look at it before council on Thursday. FY15 is proposed
budget for next year. Main source of revenue is donations, may end up a few thousand short
of our plan. Expenses are in Fund 11, we use council budget to pay those expenses.
Including a professional development line item, new to budget. TBD is auction paddle raiser.
We reserve part of council budget every year, helps with fund matching with grants, etc.
Technology budget, are we replacing current Mac desktops or moving towards chromebooks?
Bottom line money wise, we will need more money for desktops. Next refresh comes up, we
need to notify BVSD what direction we are going in. Technology committee will meet in
Revenue up 4.4% (originally 3.5%). State per pupil funding, we also have BVSD overrides.
Salaries, increases and benefits about 5% increase. Purchased services from BVSD, .8%
increase and we anticipate they will raise that in the fall. The net is about $14,000. Financial
guidelines, 20% of annual operating costs which includes TABOR. Fund balance allocation,
TABOR is about 3%. We are at about 16% and target is 20%. Generally good news, we are
not cutting, we are adding, we are giving raises.
This year we voted to do variable pay. Will we be doing that next year, do we need to budget,
yes we budget. Line item? Depends how we pay it this year, stipend or salary. It should come
under salary, for PERA. CDE is currently reviewing our stipend allocation for this year, PERA
Board will have to approve budget in June.
7:30 Motion to change Board name to Horizon’s Board (from Council Board). APPROVED
7:31 Hiring Process Approval:
Instructional staff vs. noninstructional staff (lumping paras in with noninstructional).
Committee for any instructional staff and faculty (4 parents, faculty of impacted team, other
faculty nonimpacted team, smaller for p/t). Noninstructional staff administrators can
recommend if a committee is needed for these hires. Posting of smaller positions internally
first before advertised widely, to speed up, at who’s discretion? Assignments are
administrative discretion when it’s a lateral move, teacher to teacher, if it is para to teacher
they must interview against outside candidates. e. position will be posted and advertised
wisely (remove internally first).
Motion to approve Hiring Process Approval. APPROVED
7:50 Revised bylaws in regard to Board Membership tenure that were approved at Council,
will be updated as an amendment.
7:52 1415 Calendar:
Spring conferences will be the same dates, K8. Closely aligned to BVSD calendar.
Motion to approve Calendar: APPROVED (8:20pm)
8:00 Voting process for Horizon’s Parent Board members, vote for parent member board,
then from those elected a Chair is decided (separately if there is more than one).
Action items, email candidates to see if they want to be cochair. Announced on Friday, not
8:20 the 2 administrative roles would be an automatic seat on Horizon’s Board.
1 bylaw changes to be voted upon at Council:
AP role is exofficio on Board (6 faculty, 6 parents)
Action items, bylaws clean up items (Liz position on board, AP not 3 years at school).
Horizons policy and procedure updates to be approved at the June Board Meeting (from
executive and faculty meeting, 5 items and 5 items).
June Horizons Board Meeting, Chautauqua Community House (June 12th, 48:30), retreat to
buy significant time to accomplish goals.
Principal’s review to entire community, it should not be anonymous, 10 questions, also a few
feedback questions. Taking the results, have John create a professional growth team to work
with him, to create something that is constructive and useful. Keep the document easy for
people to fill out (standard for BVSD) with opportunity for people to be in depth. Rosemary
and Danny are creating the document, with a goal to give out in March in the future. Will be
evaluated in May this year.
close meeting, 9pm.