6:30 Welcome and Introductions
Council Procedures – Concordance, Council Board, Communication Agreements
Facilitators: Danny Conroy and John McCluskey
Minutes: Liz Meador
53 people present, 25 parents not on board or employees, 21 employees, 5 parent board
Carnival and Picnic sponsored by Community Group about 200 in attendance
K1 DVDs are ready to be distributed Contact Rosemary McKinght
Divisional Sport Climbing Championships last weekend Horizons school was well represented.
Aperture night was a success Next year, all parents are invited to attend and see the inspiring
projects and presentations that Horizons 8th graders are responsible for.
6:50 Faculty update regarding 1415 School Year
12 Planning to move all 12 classrooms to same hall, outdoor ed will be at Keystone Science
Center, but may be only one night so that 1st graders are comfortable (Elizabeth, Aubrey,
34 Planning their outdoor ed week, took a day together to plan next year, Nel may move her
classroom to be near the other team members(Sally, Nel, Adam, Julie)
56 Thank you for allowing us to go out and dream! We have been investigating what a 56
curriculum should be like, what the day the week and the year will look like. Day will start with a
2 hour homeroom/Language Arts block, followed by a math block. Commitment to Spanish,
social emotional curriculum. Outdoor ed will be at Hundred Elk.
78 Looking at a more project based approach, bringing more community members in and going
out into the community. Using “Eweek” (explore week) every six weeks to focus on the arts,
winter sports, performances. Opportunity to go more in depth while also really pushing the
academic rigor. Outdoor ed in Southern Colorado to Rainbow Hills. (Katie, Sarah, Lance, Pat,
7:15 Presentation of Council Budget for 1415 School Year
● New items to council budget John/Liz and Faculty
Request to reallocate active rec and music funds to go to teams to use for contractors.
Examples include yoga, dance, music to support performances. Some funds will be used
to support a para to lead games at recess. This is based on a philosophical choice to not
have specialist teachers who pull out kids for arts, music and PE. Rather, the philosophy is
to integrate these into the curriculum and to develop choice based opportunities through
Questions: Will there be an accountability report on how this works? How will frequency of
use be measured? Where else does music, art and physical activity happen?
Professional Development line has been added to budget ($5,000) for teacher trainings,
workshops, conferences, courses.
Questions: Is that enough? Can the faculty come back to council for more money if that is
not enough? Will individuals share their knowledge when they return from workshops, etc?
● Diversity Committee Charter approval
Erica Baruch presents the charter and goals of the diversity committee and describes the
way the committee would use the $1000 in funding that they have requested (details in
packet distributed at meeting).
● Budget presentation Ron
Questions: Will the art program remain the same and receive the same funding? (Yes)
Do we owe money to the district? The remaining amount was forgiven!
● Questions/discussion and voting All
Motion to approve the budget as proposed for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014 and
ending June 30, 2015. Approved by Concordance
Motion to approve the following schedule to be appropriated for the fiscal year beginning
July 1, 2014 and ending June 30, 2015.
Total appropriated $337,428 Approved by Concordance
8:00 1415 Board Membership Concordance
Parents concord on parent membership to board
Faculty concord on faculty membership to board
Thank you to outgoing Board Members, Cheri, Rosemary, Nichole
○ Danny Conroy, CoChair
○ Laurie Braunstein
○ Ron Wawryznek
○ Kevin Holst
○ Orion Poplawski
○ Phil Taylor
● Jim Freund
● Nel NelsonWoller
● Beth Coleman
● Pat Smalley
● Liz Meador
● John McCluskey
8:10 Committee Reports
● Board Report: Danny Conroy
● District Parent Comm. (DPC): Shannon Hassan thank you and welcome Aaron Johnson
● Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC): Judy Florian and Sarah Garrison
● Community Group: Kim P., Brooke B update
● Garden Committee: Adam Brink