The meeting of the Council Board of Horizons K8 School Inc. was called to order
on May 29, 2013 by John McCluskey, Council CoChair, at Horizons K8 School at
1. Directors in Attendance. Laurie Braunstein, Daniel Conroy, Cheri Felix, Jim
Freund, Kevin Holst, Beth Coleman, Nichole Houser, John McCluskey, Rosemary
McKnight, Ron Wawrzynek, and Nel Woller. Absent: Lead Teacher (VACANT)
2. Minutes. The Minutes of the First Meeting of the Council Board was
a. John provided an update on the status of open positions, including lead
teacher, elementary Spanish, and media specialist. FTE allocations are contingent
on budget process.
The Council Board requested future advisement regarding the implementation of
consistent hiring policies. John will propose policies at a future meeting for
consideration by the Council
b. UIPs (School Goals – Climate, Math, & Writing). Council will continue to serve
as the School Accountability Committee. John is expecting to seek increased
parent involvement in the UIP process.
c. A goal for 20132014 is to improve parental involvement. Danny suggested
breaking projects into smaller “bitsized” pieces.
a. Ron delivered a presentation regarding the School’s budget process and
current status. As previously discussed, BEST Grant requirements depleted
reserves. At present, reserves are below recommended levels. End of the results
will likely be at break even for fiscal year 20122013, but we are waiting on final
numbers from the silent auction.
b. Ron delivered preliminary numbers for fiscal year 20132014. Salaries are
expected to grow by 3%, which is now below BVSD pay rate but approximately
10% above other charter schools in the school district. Unfortunately, the present
budget does not allow for a COLA increase equal to BVSD’s increase.
5. Adjournment. There being no further business to come before the Council
Board, the meeting of the Council Board adjourned at approximately 10:00 a.m.
The next Council Board
Meeting will be held at the School on June 24, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Kevin E. Holst, Secretary