Board Meeting: May 29, 2013

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

8:00 a.m.

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.

Respectfully submitted,

Kevin E. Holst, Secretary

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