Board Minutes: May 9, 2019

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF

Board of Horizons K-8 School

May 9, 2019

6 pm-8:40 

 


Facilitators: Monica Fitzgerald 

Minutes: Julie Dye

Timekeeper: Lauren Tracey

Process Observer: Paul Martin

 

Call to Order:  

Monica Fitzgerald, Paul Martin, Teran Sittner, Annie Blankenship, Kate Grant, Frank Bruno, Lauren Tracey, Jaime Schlomberg, Julie Dye, Elizabeth Coleman

 

Guests:

Geary Layne, Lynn Pence, Alex Osias, Julie Cohen, Peter Hegelbach, Aubrey Demmon, Paul Ramer, Liza McKenzie, Brooke Bell, Denise Washburn, Chara Ramer, Jamie Hegelbach, Jim Freund

 

Lucas Ketzer

 

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

 

Bylaws update

 

Approval of Agenda: 

M&S: acceptance of agenda for 5/9/19 with addition of discussion of title for Lucas Ketzer, move budget and bylaws update earlier- Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

Approval of Minutes:

M&S: acceptance of minutes for 4/29/19 with removal of motion & second names – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

M&S: acceptance of minutes for 4/22/19 with add of bylaws review & action item – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

M&S: acceptance of minutes for 4/15/19 – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Proposal from staff for FTE considerations for specialists

M&S: For this current 2019-20 hiring cycle until policy is amended, any part time position that changes FTE but no change in job description, the position with accompanied FTE changes is offered to the current teacher without need to apply as long as a positive performance evaluation is in place (at admin purview) – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approval of proceeding with interim assistant head of school as developed by faculty committee and Lucas – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

Discussion around title for Lucas Ketzer

M&S: Keep Lucas Ketzer’s title of Head of School – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Change PE from .49 to 1.0 FTE – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Change STEAM from 1.0 to .49 FTE – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approve creation of a .49 K-8 music teacher for a one-year position – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Proposal to fill vacancy K-6 Spanish teacher at .45 FTE – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approve FY20 budget Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

HOS update and transition update

 

Discuss Decision Making Matrix by Lucas

 

M&S: Approval to hire to Dante Baken for ¾ classroom position- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approval to hire to Lisa Kihn for ⅚ classroom position- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

M&S: Approval to hire to Ryan Conrad for ⅞ language arts position- Motion: moved, seconded, approved


Principal’s Report

 

Bond & construction overview

 

Full day kindergarten transition plan

 

Bylaws work

 

Action:

Facility and Council will be tasked with brainstorming ideas for reserves spending

 

Motions:

 

    • M&S: acceptance of agenda for 5/9/19 with addition of discussion of title for Lucas Ketzer, move budget and bylaws update earlier – Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

  • M&S: acceptance of minutes for 4/29/19 with removal of motion & second names- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: acceptance of minutes for 4/22/19 with add of bylaws review & action item- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: acceptance of minutes for 4/15/19- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: For this current 2019-20 hiring cycle until policy is amended, any part time position that changes FTE but no change in job description, the position with accompanied FTE changes is offered to the current teacher without need to apply as long as a positive performance evaluation is in place (at admin purview)  – Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

    • M&S: Approval of proceeding with interim assistant head of school as developed by faculty committee and Lucas – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
    • M&S: Keep Lucas Ketzer’s title of Head of School – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
    • M&S: Change PE from .49 to 1.0 FTE- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
    • M&S: Change STEAM from 1.0 to .49 FTE – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
    • M&S: Approve creation of a .49 K-8 music teacher for a one-year position – Motion: moved, seconded, approved
    • M&S: Proposal to fill vacancy K-6 Spanish teacher at .45 FTE- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
    • M&S: Approve FY20 budget

 

  • M&S: Approval to hire to Dante Baken for ¾ classroom position- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approval to hire to Lisa Kihn for ⅚ classroom position- Motion: moved, seconded, approved
  • M&S: Approval to hire to Ryan Conrad for ⅞ language arts position- Motion: moved, seconded, approved

 

 

Process observer

 

Next regularly scheduled meeting is Tuesday May 21, 2019 @ 6:00


Adjourn at 8:58 pm

 

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