Board Meeting Agenda 8-17-17

August 17, 2017
Our mission is to guide K-8 students to become self-directed learners and community contributors in a respectful and caring learning environment.
Our vision is to share a commitment to educational excellence that supports parents, students, staff, and community members in creating a stimulating and supportive learning environment. At Horizons, students and adults work together to strengthen their skills and maximize potential.

Open meetings

Timekeeper: TBD Process Observer: TBD
6:00 Welcome to board members: C, C, C’s
Welcome to guests
Public Comment: guests, faculty, staff
6:05 Warm-up exercise – getting to know your board members

II. Consent items
6:20 Approval of agenda
Approval of minutes: June 8, 2017
June Minutes
Approval of officers

III. Reports, Actions, Discussion items
6:30 Principal’s report
Board Agreements from August, 2016
Overview of Board work for the year
Board meeting functioning processes
Directors and Officers Liability Policy covered via BVSD self-insurance pool, confirmed
Proposal to amend bylaws regarding faculty members
Compliance with Sunshine Laws; open meeting laws
Board 101 class offered through Colorado League of Charter Schools
Documenting board approved policies
Board committee charters; Board committee jobs
Public commenting sign-ups and limits

Executive Committee:
Co-Chair: Vice-Chair: Faculty-Chair:

Finance Review: Elected Treasurer, one faculty and one parent in addition to Lauren Tracey, Joan and Denise are also members of this committee.
Development: Kelly Garrison, one faculty member, and Lauren Tracey
Compensation: Jim Freund, Frank Bruno, Jill Siegel-Stone, and Lauren Tracey

7:10 Finance Review Report

FY 18 Working Budget
Audit cycle has begun for FY17
Budget Talking Points


Employee Handbook Approval
Board hiring policies
Hiring updates
Recommendation to hire: Bryanna Wehr, PE & Aftercare
Dual role Benefit discussion
Recommendation to hire: Jeff Bushnell, ⅞ Para
Classified hiring update: Sophia Krauth, Kinder Para, Aftercare
Classified hiring update: Lisa Finnigan, Health room para and office support
Seeking ¾ para, Long term Spec. Ed. Elementary Sub, 2nd Aftercare Para, 6-8 Spec. Ed.

Ok action items
Process observer comments
Next regularly scheduled meeting needs to be rescheduled from Sept. 13th due to OE conflict

IV. Executive Session­Personnel CRS Section 24­6­402(4)(f); none planned

V. Adjourn

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Horizons Website & Skylines

All news about Horizons is posted on our website and also is distributed bi-weekly through our newsletter, Skylines.

We have archived the Horizons Facebook page and encourage all to visit:


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Can you be a liaison??????

A liaison is a parent who assists a teacher throughout the year in various activities.  These might include classroom pot lucks, getting the word out about classroom events, helping with field trips, coordinating a classroom auction item, creating your classroom’s master cleaning list.

This year’s liaisons will only meet 5 times: September, December, March, April (to plan teacher luncheon) & May.

Please consider this great volunteer position.  Liaisons really help our school run smoothly.

The following classes need liaisons:  Traci, Wendy, Emmy, Natalie, Pat, Jim, Stacey & Teran.  If you are a parent in one of these classes, please help out.

Interested?  Questions?  Email Rob at



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What August Looks Like.....

Wed, Aug 16 First Day Grades 5-8 1-330 PM

Thu, Aug 17 First Full Day for K-8 8:30 – 3:30 PM

  • 7/8s to Chautauqua Park
  • Parent Coffee 830 AM – please stop by outside for a cup of coffee and a time to meet & greet.  Tissues will be provided for kindergarten parents
  • Fingerprinting at Horizons 330-6 PM – come to The Hub after school and get fingerprinted conveniently. Getting fingerprinted now will serve as a background check for the next 10 years at BVSD

Fri, Aug 18 Back to School Pool Party for Students & Parents 1-4 PM at Colorado Athletic Club (Flatirons)  

Mon & Tues, Aug. 21-22 Kindergarten Assessment Days– individual times scheduled

Tues, Aug 29 Vision & Hearing Screening 8:30-noon (Grades K,1,2,3,5,7)

Wed, Aug 30 Picture Day 8:30 – 1 PM – Individual & Class photos- wear a solid colored top

Thurs, Aug 31 Back To School Night K-8 (in Lieu of Council) 6:30 PM
Sessions will be scheduled for families with multiple children.  Stay tuned

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Vision/Hearing Opt out

If you would like your student to opt-out of Vision & Hearing on August 29 (Grades, K,1,2,3,5,7 and students new to BVSD), please fill out the attached form and return to Lisa, our Health Para.

Monitoring Waiver-Vision Screening

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Save the Date...Back To School Pool Party

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Work Day Gratitude

On Sat, August 12, our faculty and administration were joined by generous parents and students.  We weeded, harvested, organized, cleaned, stacked books, hauled books, set up mailboxes and beautified our school- inside and out.

Thank you, everyone, for your willingness, energy and big hearts.  We are off to a great school year!


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Board Meeting Change

The Board Meeting scheduled for this evening (8/10/17) has been postponed until next week- 8/17/17, at 6 PM. Also, the September Board Meeting was scheduled for 9/14/17, which conflicts with Outdoor Ed week.  Stay tuned for a reschedule.


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Change of Address of Living Situation?

Is your contact info updated?

If you have already set up your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus, you can go complete your family’s Annual Data Update in the system now:

  1. Log into your Infinite Campus Portal with the account you previously created.
  2. Select the link on the left-hand column titled “Annual Data Update ADU.”
  3. A new window will open and direct you through the process. Some requested changes to information may require documentation. Please refer to the help boxes as you proceed. Make sure to complete all fields marked with a red asterisk (i.e. required information).
    If you have NOT yet set up your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus, you should have received an email with a Campus Portal Activation Key and instructions.
    If you do not have a portal yet and you did not receive the email with activation key, please contact Horizon’s registrar, Hope at
  4. In addition, please bring a utility bill, lease or rental agreement to the front office. This will be scanned and sent to the district.
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