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Board Minutes Apr 12 2022

Horizons K8 School
Board Meeting Minutes
April 14, 2022

Call to Order: 6pm
Facilitators: Lucas Ketzer, Mike Ashmore
Notetaker: Maggie Anderson
Timekeeper: Ryan Conrad
Process Observer: Allyson DeSart

Present: Lucas Ketzer, Michael Ashmore, Mike Tadros, Karen Wolfer, Rachel Buckley, Allyson Desart, Jessica Hogan, Aubrey Demmon, Adam Brink, Peter Hegelbach, Ryan Conrad

Absent: Stacey Acquavella

Quorum established 

Public Comment

  • Joy Pieper – Discussed use of playground afterschool
  • Julie Layne – Voiced support for need for playground discussion

Consent Agenda: 

  • Approve current agenda
  • Prior Minutes

Motion to approve – Mike

Second – Lucas


Role of Council/Governance: Board Bylaws

  • Motion to move to executive session by Lucas; Mike seconds, 
  • Executive session pursuant to CRS 24-6-402(4)(b) for conferences with an attorney for the local public body for the purposes of receiving legal advice on specific legal questions related to the Horizons bylaws. 

Head of School Updates

  • Hiring Update – Natalie moving to teach K, Committee ultimately supported the hiring of Nicoletta Simon, motion to approve (Peter), approved
  • Equity Audit Update – faculty meeting to discuss equity audit by WEEAC will be held on May 20th

Head of School Survey – Rachel – HOS Goals

  • The HOS evaluation committee consists of parent & faculty board members. The HOS Goals were concorded on in February. Three surveys will be administered to three different groups. Next Thursday at the Council meeting, we will have parents/guardians present take a community survey. Board members will take the survey tonight. Teachers will take the survey at a faculty meeting. Rachel will tabulate and synthesize the results and make a recommendation back to the parent board. At the May board meeting, results will be communicated and a recommendation will be made by parent board members. 

Upcoming Board Vacancies (Lucas) – 3 vacancies for 2-year term next year. Council votes at May meeting to elect members. Deadline for applications is May 13th. 

FRC – notes 

MMV Update & Discussion – Proposed MVV

  • Council concorded on 2 values: community & responsibility
  • Next Council meeting, we will discuss the next three values

Other Board Business: 

  • The board discussed the usage of the playground after school

Process Observer: 

  • Discussed many topics
  • Good job staying on task and moving quickly enough
  • Everybody gave space for each other to talk and listen

Adjourn: 8:03