Horizons K-8 Council
May 19, 2016
Hospitality provided by: Office Team and Micah Schwalb and Tracy Heiman
Child care is provided by: TBD
Facilitators: Andrea Foote and John McCluskey
6:30 Introductions/Check in
6:40 Council agreements/procedures/concordance/minutes
6:45 Open Forum/Announcements
Several gratitude and celebrations were offered.
6:55 Horizons K-8 Website presentation
Denise gave the community an overview of our website.
7:05 Committee reports as needed
Discussion of 8th grade trip.
- Development Committee Update
Banner fundraising year. Thank you to the Horizons K-8 community.
1-2 position has reopened and has been posted. 5-8 math position has been vacated. Faculty and John are working on next steps with this position.
- Community Group: Brooke Bell
- Summer Camp update: Xandra Coombs
- Diversity Committee: Erica Baruch
Erica gave a report on the recent work of the committee
- Green Team: Marti Matsch, Aaron Johnson
Marti gave report of goals for next year.
- District Advisory Committee: Denise Washburn
- Parent Advisory Committee: Micah Schwalb
Micah updated the community regarding BVSD parent advisory committee
7:30 Board candidate voting
Council approved Frank Bruno, Kelly Garrison and Jill Siegel-Stone as our three new board members.
7:45 Council 2016-17 Proposed budget presentation and concordance
Board Decisions included in 16-17 budget:
- 1% increase across the salary schedules for:
2) Reserve 4.5% Variable Pay payout for all salaried employees.
-This payout is divided evenly among all salaried employee categories
3) Adjust teacher salary schedule for the first four years to remain competitive with local districts
1st year: 4% increase
2nd year: 3% increase
3rd year: 2% increase
All subsequent years: 1% increase
Cost: (in 16-17, depends on who hits these levels annually) $5,300
4) Increase hourly salary schedule for annual cost of living increase at 1.5%
Additional pieces that have been approved by the Board:
-Increase in evening custodial hours
-Additional day of team collaboration time:
-Increase in Art Teacher time from .5 to .6 FTE:
-Increase in Literacy Specialists time .72 to .80:
-8th Grade Trip and Travel fund
Other points of interest:
Per pupil operating revenue increase of: $118 per pupil at 332.9 students: $39,000
CDE Capital Construction for 16-17 $40,000
BVSD Central Services annual increase $10,000
Able to meet 20% reserve with TABOR and BEST Reserves included
Fund 11portion of 20% reserve: $364,972
Council portion of 20% reserve: $366,981
Total Restricted Reserve: $731,952
Council Reserve: $150,135
-Suspend auction effort for one year COUNCIL APPROVED
-Add $20,000 to reduce costs to parents for experiential learning activities COUNCIL APPROVED
-Increase KH donation amount? COUNCIL APPROVED INCREASE TO $6500
-Build curriculum planning day into PD. Sustain at $22,000 for FY 17 COUNCIL APPROVED
-Increase Tech reserve by 10K and spend in FY17 COUNCIL APPROVED
COUNCIL MOVED TO AND APPROVED THE FY 17 BUDGET WITH ABOVE CHANGES