The meeting of the Council Board of Horizons K-8 School Inc. was called to order on June 24, 2013 by
John McCluskey, Council Co-Chair, at Horizons K-8 School at 8:10 a.m.
1. Directors in Attendance. Laurie Braunstein, Beth Coleman, Daniel Conroy, Cheri Felix, Jim
Freund, Kevin Holst, Nichole Houser, John McCluskey, Rosemary McKnight, Liz Meador, Ron
Wawrzynek, and Nel Woller
2. Minutes. The Minutes of the May 29, 2013 Meeting of the Council Board was unanimously
approved. Minutes will be posted (1) individually on the website and (2) added to rolling google.doc
called “Horizons K8 Board Minutes.”
3. Best Grant – John
Debt removed by BVSD. There remains a question of the $73K we set aside in reserves: will it come back
to us, or go to district? We’ve requested that it come back to us, and the district has verbally agreed with
that thinking. Thank you to Debbie, Rosemary, Kevin
4. Treasurer’s Report – Ron
a. BVSD requiring that $5000 be held from BEST grant for maintenance funds. Ron is
working to ensure that Horizons K-8 control those funds so we can manage them separately.
5. Principal Report. – John
a. Update on the status of MS Math/Academic Support Open Position. Not enough qualified
candidates to interview at this time. Will consult with MS team to reconsider needs and run by Board prior
to posting in late July, early August.
b. GoCo Grant: $80,000-$90,000 for playground and repaving. Horizons has an immediate
$130,000 to spend on playground at this time. Construction and installation of equipment scheduled for
September. Will engage the Horizons community with a Community Build kick-off August 17.
c. Principal Review process: Currently there is no process or matrix in place.
opportunity to provide comments and feedback on John’s performance. Rosemary will ensure
that Parents get the feedback form and Danny will synthesize information.
Danny will present recommendation for principal review process to the Board.
i. Review from 2012-2013 calendar year: Employees and Parents will have an
ii. Going forward: Danny and John will meet to discuss actionable review process.
d. Teacher Review Process: Per Senate Bill 191: starting next year, there will need to be a
formal review policy in place for all employees. John will provide the Board with his recommendation for a
consistent review policy for all teachers.
6. Old Business: Open Enrollement discussion of priority policy – discussion deferred at this time.
a. Motion 1: FY13 Budget Appropriation
• In accordance with C.R.S. 22—44—110(4), request approval for the following schedule to be
appropriated for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013.
Total Appropriation Fund 11 $6,108,951
Total Appropriation Council $427,191
GRAND TOTAL APPROPRIATION $6,536,142
Motion passed by Board of Directors
b. Motion 2: Approve the FY14 District and Council operating budgets as presented with the
exception of deferring the Kindergarten and MS Math Position FTE’s until the July Board meeting.
c. Motion 3: Approve faculty proposed teacher salary schedule. For non-teachers Horizons
will continue to use BVSD schedules. Faculty COLA will be replaced with variable pay which will be
determined later in the year by the Board of Directors.
Motion passed by Parent Directors
7. Adjournment. There being no further business to come before the Council Board, the meeting of
the Council Board adjourned at approximately 11:00am. The next Council Board Meeting will be held at
the School on July 29, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.
Laurie Braunstein, Secretary