Board Meeting: May 22, 2019

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF

Board of Horizons K-8 School

May 22, 2019

6 pm-8 pm 

 


Facilitators: Cory Pavicich

Minutes: Julie Dye

Timekeeper: Beth Coleman

Process Observer: Frank Bruno

 

Call to Order:  

Cory Pavicich, Teran Sittner, Annie Blankenship, Kate Grant, Frank Bruno, Lauren Tracey, Jaime Schlomberg, Julie Dye, Elizabeth Coleman

 

Guests:

Geary Layne, Alex Osias, Julie Cohen, Tyler Currie, Denise Della Rocco

 

Lucas Ketzer

 

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

 

Bylaws update

 

Approval of Agenda: 

M&S: acceptance of agenda for 5/22/19 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

Approval of Minutes:

M&S: acceptance of minutes for 5/9/19 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Approval to hire

M&S: Approval to hire to Chris Mangogna for ⅞ science position pending final reference check- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Approve redline draft to go to Council for approval in September 2019

M&S: Proposal to approve bylaw changes (Horizons K-8 Bylaws As Amended to 5-15-19 WPB redline) as supported by the bylaws committee, Board of Directors and Council.- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Recommend that the 2019-2020 board examine and respond to concerns raised by Bill Bethke including, but not limited to wording around requirement to have at all board meetings the addresses of all members including teachers, parents, guardians, students, as well as the ability of board to remove other board directors, which can only be legally approved by member election. 

 

Lucas concerned that as incoming voting member, he is coming onto board that has language in bylaws that goes against state statute. 

 

Summer custodian update

M&S: Reach out to Charter Schools in Boulder Valley School District to see if we can do a custodial exchange, as well as speak with the construction company for temporary custodial support. If we are unable to find exchange or temporary support, we will offer 1) unpaid leave beginning June 17-August 6, 2) expending vacation plus annual leave accrual plus unpaid leave until custodial duties can be resumed in July or August. 3) use fiscal year 2020 vacation as required. – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approve up to 3 teachers to attend the CAGT conference in October 2019- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approve $5,000 to fund stipends payable to teachers who will offer extracurricular opportunities for students and the establishment  committee to determine how the stipends will allocated- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Development update

 

Summer hiring considerations

M&S: Approve executive committee for summer hiring including board members: Teran, Beth, Frank and Julie with substituting as needed Paul or Monica – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

FTE considerations for literacy support

Discussion about increasing literacy FTE to .52 

Motion: moved, seconded, concordance

M&S: Approve stipend of $2,500 not tied to hourly to incoming interim head of school for the remainder of the transition. Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Board recommendations for next year’s board

Board of directors receives Board 101 training

Bringing in concordance training

Use Robert’s Rules of Order or other board structure

Process of the communication process

Conversation and clarity of rule of school, vision, values

Reach out to former directors 

Attending faculty board meetings

Bring chocolate

 

Action:

  • Facility and Council will be tasked with brainstorming ideas for reserves spending
  • Recommend that the 2019-2020 board examine and respond to concerns raised by Bill Bethke including, but not limited to wording around requirement to have at all board meetings the addresses of all members including teachers, parents, guardians, students, as well as the ability of board to remove other board directors, which can only be legally approved by member election. 
  • Recommend a process takes place to review move of FTE

 

Motions:

 

    • M&S: acceptance of agenda for 5/22/19 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

  • M&S: acceptance of minutes for 5/9/19 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approval to hire to Chris Mangogna for ⅞ science position pending final reference check- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Proposal to approve bylaw changes (Horizons K-8 Bylaws As Amended to 5-15-19 WPB redline) as supported by the bylaws committee, Board of Directors and Council.- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Reach out to Charter Schools in Boulder Valley School District to see if we can do a custodial exchange, as well as speak with the construction company for temporary custodial support. If we are unable to find exchange or temporary support, we will offer 1) unpaid leave beginning June 17-August 6, 2) expending vacation plus annual leave accrual plus unpaid leave until custodial duties can be resumed in July or August. 3) use fiscal year 2020 vacation as required. – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approve up to 3 teachers to attend the CAGT conference in October 2019- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approve $5,000 to fund stipends payable to teachers who will offer extracurricular opportunities for students and the establishment  committee to determine how the stipends will allocated- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approve executive committee for summer hiring Teran, Beth, Frank, Julie with substituting as needed Paul or Monica – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approve stipend of $2,500 not tied to hourly to incoming interim head of school for the remainder of the transition. Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

 

Process observer

 

Next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday August 15, 2019 @ 6:00


Adjourn at 8:38 pm

 

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