Council Procedures – Concordance, Council Board, Communication Agreements
Rosemary explains what concordance is. Julie explains what communications agreements are.
Facilitators: Danny Conroy and John McCluskey
Minutes: Liz Meador
Open Forum – Council members may share up to two minutes of information relevant to our
Auditions will be held for Footloose at Center Stage
9 News was at Horizons 1/15/14. Link will be in Skylines.
Students from Horizons raced in Cyclecross Nationals on Sat. at Valmont
MLK Day celebration Monday, Peace jam kids will be handing out burritos. Starts at courthouse
and goes to CU
Kids from Horizons competed in a climbing competition
4⁄5 DVDs out from last year
Basketball teams are playing on Friday nights
Celebrate ranking #1 in Colorado schools, and kids with IEP’s had a lot to contribute to the
50% of ranking score was from academic growth
unbelievably awesome teachers! and parents! and paras! and kids!
Story about small class size in Scotland and similar themes from years gone by!
Stand up and introduce yourself, along with how many years you’ve been here.
7:007:45 Workshop on Mission, Vision and being a parent at Horizons K8
Individuals write on notecards their answers to: What are the values? What is the mission?
What is the role of council?
Mission: To guide young people to become self directed learners in a respectful learning
Group discussion regarding role of council various people share their ideas of what the
Horizons Council is. Questions about what the council actually does? Suggestions about how
to increase attendance. People seem to come when the conversation affects them directly.
Survey the parents to find out what they want to hear about.
Post the agenda in the front entry, flesh out the agenda more.
7:45 Committee Reports
● Board Report: Danny Conroy
Board training on roles of board members. Helpful training to understand policy governance and
how to best support the management of the school. We are now a nonprofit organization that
needs to abide by the sunshine laws and other legal requirements for a public school.
● Development (Fundraising): Kathy Hagan
Auction April 5th at Avalon. Band will be The Rents, Black Cat will put on the dinner. Looking for
big ticket items, such as vacation homes, etc. Looking for new members for next year to
replace Kathy Hagan as chair and others. How to best recruit new members?
● Finance Review – Approve Council Budget and update on District budget, Ron W.
State statute requires us to approve the revised budget for the year.
Three funds council, activity and Fund 11 (district) all under the Horizons K8 umbrella. Each
fund has revenue, expenses and reserve monies.
Donation/fundraising goal is $122K. Last year’s fundraising income was $150K
Review of budget line by line.
Explanation of KH line money given to district to share with schools that have limited fund
raising capacity. Recommended to give 10% of monies raised for supplemental salaries (art,
music). FRC recommended reduction from 6K to 2K. Discussion about whether or not to
reduce this amount, and how this may appear to the district. Horizons gives more than most
schools, who average about $1500 to $3000.
Recommending to pull $10K into activity fund to deal with cash flow issues based in part on
deposits required in one fiscal year for outdoor ed trips the following year, and also due to
scholarships for outdoor ed.
Council Finance Motions
Discussion about changing KH Line from $2K to $6K approved
Motion 1 to approve the council and activity fund revised budgets for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014, with a change on Line KH as reported above approved
Motion 2 to appropriate funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30,
Motion 3 to approve the budget for program fees revenue and related expenses in fund 11 for
the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014
Tabled until next meeting, reports from the following committees:
● District Accountability Committee (DAC) Sarah Holst
● District Parent Committee (DPC) Shannon Hassan
● Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Judy F. and Sarah
● Diversity Committee update: Erica B. and Carin C.
● Open Enrollment update: Hope
8:40 Meeting called to an end