Board Minutes: March 18, 2019

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF

Board of Horizons K-8 School

March 18, 2019

3:45-5 pm 

 


Facilitators Monica Fitzgerald 

Minutes: Julie Dye

Timekeeper: Monica Fitzgerald

Process Observer: Annie Blankenship

 

Call to Order:  

Monica Fitzgerald, Cory Pavicich, Elizabeth Coleman, Paul Martin, Teran Sittner, Annie Blankenship, Kate Grant

 

Guest:

Geary Layne, Peter Hegelbach, Liza McKenzie, Julie Cohen

 

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

 

Approval of Agenda: 

M&S: acceptance of agenda for 3/9/19 with addition of update on interim head of school- Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

Peter’s update on the process of the interim head of school hire

Took feedback from faculty, parents and other community

Aubrey, Julie, Pat and Peter (co-chair) served as faculty

19 applications, interviewed 5, 3 for 2nd interviews–1st interview is same questions, 2nd interview is further questions, 2 were invited into school for performance tasks, as well as community liaison group to discuss communication and parent participation, deliberated and after weekend, met again and made a decision. Top candidate has charter school experience as founding principal, a lot of experience around boards and in line with Horizons, strengths in instructional leadership.

 

Next steps for interim head of school hire:

Recommendation for a finalist, public posting for 14 days so people can bring concerns to the board. Can have conversation and begin contract, but cannot approve position or contract. 

 

M&S: Approval of hiring committee recommendation for a finalist, Lucas Ketzer, as interim head of school. – Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

Decision-making of Board // Teachers // Head of School:

Moved to faculty discussion

 

M&S: Approval to propose a bylaw committee that would include board, faculty and parents– Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

Action:

Frank–discuss management of transition plan 

Monica, Paul, Cory and Jaime will speak about the interim head of school contract.

Skylines–needs to have announcement regarding recommendation for a finalist, as well as call for committee

 

Motions:

 

  • M&S: acceptance of agenda for 3/9/19 with addition of update on interim head of school- Motion: moved, seconded, approved 
  • M&S: Approval of hiring committee recommendation for a finalist, Lucas Ketzer, as interim head of school. – Motion: moved, seconded, approved 

 

Next regularly scheduled meeting is Thursday April 11, 2019, 6:00


Adjourn at 5:02 pm

 

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