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Board Minutes Mar 11 2021

Board of Horizons K-8 School

March 11th, 2021
6:01 pm – 7:12 pm

Meeting held virtually via Zoom

Facilitators: Tyler Currie / Lucas Ketzer
Note Taker: Hope Nelson-Roohr (non-member)
Minutes: Lucas Ketzer
Timekeeper: Peter Hegelbach

Process Observer: Alex Osias

Call to Order:  6:01pm
Alex Osias, Beth Coleman, Julie Cohen, Karen Wolfer, Lucas Ketzer, Mike Ashmore, Peter Hegelbach, Rachel Buckley, Teran Sittner, Tyler Currie

Arrived Late: 

Absent: Geary Layne, Paul Ramer

Quorum established

Guests:  several

Public Comment: 

  • Hope – One year anniversary of Covid
  • Julie- has student teacher, is a Horizons graduate

Consent Agenda:

  • Approve March 11th Agenda
  • Prior Minutes

Motion – Tyler Currie

Move to pass consent agenda

Second –  Rachel Buckley


Head of School Updates:

  • Reopening Committee share out
    • The committee has finalized plans to reopen fully in-person learning on March 29th
    • Over 90% of students will return to school in-person
    • Teachers still grappling with how to best support home learners
    • One consideration, if we prioritize full day in person, how do we provide equitable learning for home learners
    • Generally speaking, Horizons will logistically be in a better place to reopen once teachers are able to get vaccinated
  • CMAS Update
    • The state is still determining which tests students will take
    • Students that have opted out of the test will not receive instruction 

Finance Review Committee:

  • Budget is on track-  58% revenue, 57% expenses
  • Received 65K in ESSERS 2 funds, which can cover COVID related expenses
  • 5 yr budget – potential enrollment increases – finally at balanced budget at 2025

Charter Contract

  • BVSD legal team is reviewing and will take it to the BVSD Board for approval on 4/13.  We would like to review it first so we will be getting a redline back for review.
  • Three areas: Special Education insurance model, purchased services, flexibility to explore online option
  • Previously a Board member asked for the draft to be shared with the Horizons Board before being sent to BVSD.  Next step is for Board to see draft # 2

Head of School Evaluation

  • Surveys went out to faculty and staff and one survey will be sent to parent board members
  • Community survey going out tomorrow
  • Tyler will send to parent board members with link
  • Committee will visit with Lucas to review results and present to board next meeting

Process Observer: 

  • Stayed on agenda
  • No talking over
  • Active listening
  • Problem solving- went well
  • Well structured
  • End early

Adjourn at 7:12 PM