A five-member board consisting of three Horizon Charter Schools’ (HCS) parents elected by HCS parents and staff, a business community representative and a representative from the educational community is responsible for governing Horizon Charter Schools.

Current board members are:

  • Kimberly Dahlstrom, Parent Representative
  • Joe Dutra, Parent Representative
  • Mary Lou Smith, Education Representative
  • Miriam Nunez, Community Representative
  • Vacant, Parent Representative

The Governing Board is responsible for charter accountability and revision, selection of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) or a school management company, budget approval, the school calendar, and formal adoption of the Charter School policies. HCS’ Governing Board utilizes the The Brown Act Governance Model.

Contacting the Board

The Governing Board can be reached through the board secretary.

Phone       916.408.5200 x 5141

Toll Free   800.338.8003 x 5141

Fax           916.408.5223

US Mail    PO Box 489000, CA 95648

E-Mail      horizonboard@hcs.k12.ca.us

Governing Board Meetings

Horizon Charter Schools' Governing Board typically meets the third Thursday of each month from August - June. There is no board meeting in July. Meetings begin at 3:00 p.m. with a brief public session, after which the Board adjourns to a private session until 5:00 p.m. when they return to public session. Board meetings are held in the Large Conference Room at Horizon's District Office, 2800 Nicolaus Road, Suite 100, Lincoln, CA.

2018-2019 School Year Governing Board Meetings

  • August 16, 2018
  • September 20, 2018
  • October 18, 2018
  • November 29, 2018
  • December 20, 2018
  • January 17, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • May 16, 2019
  • June 20, 2019