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Board Minutes May 13 2021

Board of Horizons K-8 School

May 13th, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:58 pm

Meeting held virtually via Zoom

Facilitators: Tyler Currie / Lucas Ketzer
Note Taker: Karen Wolfer

Minutes: Geary Layne
Timekeeper: Mike Ashmore

Process Observer: Karen Wolfer

Call to Order:  6:00pm

Beth Coleman, Geary Layne, Julie Cohen, Karen Wolfer, Lucas Ketzer, Mike Ashmore, Paul Ramer, Peter Hegelbach, Rachel Buckley, Teran Sittner, Tyler Currie

Arrived Late: 


Alex Osias 

Quorum established

Guests:  Several

Public Comment: None

Consent Agenda:

  • Approve May 13th agenda
  • Prior Minutes – 4/8/21
  • Minutes Special Meeting – 4/15/21

Motion – Lucas Ketzer

Motion to approve consent agenda

Second –  Karen Wolfer


Head of School Updates:

  • Announcements:
    • 8th grade graduation will be held May 27th at 6:00PM 
    • Mini marathon and fun day traditions are planned
  • Thank you to those who came to the World Cafe
    • Lucas is typing the notes and synthesizing the ideas
    • Faculty will review in August
  • Term up for Parent Board Members Tyler, Geary, and Alex

Finance Review Committee:

  • Reviewed Fund 11 Budget (Horizons’ main budget) and Council Budget
  • Expected deficit of $321K, planned deficit of $224K 
  • To date, received 75% of our revenue from BVSD
  • Proposed Fund 11 budget available
    • Estimating 1 million  
    • Main changes
      • Eliminations of MTSS
      • Reinstatement of Outdoor learning, arts, music, movement
    • Waiting for district ESSER 3 (COVID relief funds) from BVSD
      • This could go to offsetting costs from COVID and learning loss
  • Holding off on approving budget while still working with BVSD and the charter contract
  • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is expected to be forgiven, waiting on lender

Charter contract and Head of School Evaluation:

Motion – Tyler Currie

Motion to move into executive session to discuss positions relative to matters that may be subject to negotiations regarding the charter contract pursuant to CRS 24-6-402 (4) (e); and to discuss personnel matters pursuant to 24-6-402(4)(f) C.R.S

Second –  Paul Ramer


Open session resumed at 7:55 PM

Motion – Tyler Currie

Motion to adjust HOS salary range

Second –  Mike Ashmore

Concorded, Faculty abstained 

Motion – Tyler Currie

Motion to approve HOS contract

Second –  Mike Ashmore

Concorded, Faculty abstained 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:58 PM