Council Minutes: November 16, 2017


  1. Introductions
  2. Activity: Expressing and Sharing Gratitude
  3. Concordance
  4. Open Forum:
    1. African Community Center-Refugee First Thanksgiving, Monday, 11/20, 5-9pm
    2. Upcoming Artastic Fair Dec 8 11-2 PM  Come and shop and support Horizons
  5. Open Enrollment Preference Committee
    1. History
    2. Survey Upcoming
    3. TImeline-Hopefully have a decision by last council
    4. Questions
  6. UIP (Unified Improvement Plan)
    1. As a charter school, we can create our own goals
    2. Goals need to be measurable and acceptable by CDE
    3. Identify root cause
    4. UIP Goals
      1. Assessment Communication
      2. Measurable Literacy Goal
      3. MTSS: CDE Diagram, January 8 PD, Targeted Instruction
      4. Curriculum Alignment K-8
      5. Formative Assessment: How do we collect data every day in class to inform instructions
  7. Arts, Movement, Music
    1. History and Background
    2. Discussion
    3. Arts, Movement, Music through the Grades
      1. Reasons and Rationale
      2. Questions
  8. Board Business (Frank Bruno)
    1. Bond-$1,159.000 (capital improvements, mainly deferred maintenance), $600.000 (innovation grants, more directly affect students)
    2. Policies-Review our policies and analyze side by side with BVSD policies
    3. Board Training-Assisted board members with responsibilities and recommendations for Horizons
    4. Charter Renewal and Strategic Planning Effort begins in 2018
  9. DAC: Recommendations for budget for BVSD, Survey upcoming to present in front of board, priorities: SEL, Closing the Achievement Gap
  10. Development-Moo La Letters on their way, December 5 Colorado Gives Day, Auction-April 14th @ E-Town Hall, December 8-Artastic
  11. Diversity-Diversity Lunches, Matine Strikes First-Youth Activist, Invest (CU social and environmental justice), Reading to End Racism (January 11), Pop-Up Library (January 10-End of January, Asking for book donations), Community Service Project-Signs for MLK marches.
  12. FRC-Audit is completed, three year budget projection planned


Adjourned 8:34 pm

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