The Museum School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday August 18th, 2020 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

Welcome and Call to Order 1 minutes

The Meeting will be called to order by the Chair.

Mission: The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success.


Core Values: Responsibility, Respect, Cooperation, Sustainability, Creativity, Kindness

Public Comment 10 minutes

Our Public Comment period is for members of the public to address the board. The public is defined as any individual not currently serving on the Board of Directors. The board will listen, but may not directly respond to any comments. Please do not use specific student, teacher or administrator names in your comments as our meetings are open to the public and public record. As such, if your comment is about a private matter, please contact the board via email, or speak to the board chair privately.

Email Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh at for Zoom access to the meeting.

Public comment (no longer than one page) should be submitted via email to Your comments must be received between 9:00 am and 10:00 am on the day of the meeting. Only those emails received during the allotted time will be read aloud and broadcast. Emails received outside of the allotted time will be included in the Public Comments record for the next meeting.

Approval of Agenda 5 minutes

So that there is agreement between board members on the agenda, and the amount of time spent on the meeting, the board shall vote to approve an agenda for the meeting. To the best of its ability, it will follow that agenda, and allow for the chair to move the board through the agenda as specified.


  1. Approve the agenda as submitted

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes 5 minutes

Approval of regular meeting held on July 21, 2020.


  1. Approve meeting minutes for July 21, 2020.

Principal's Report 15 minutes

Principal Mike Stewart will report on recent activities.

Executive Director's Report 15 minutes

Executive Director, Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh, will provide a report.

Finance Committee Update 15 minutes

Treasurer Tamara Richards will report on school finances, including a review of last year's school budget and a discussion of the proposed budget for the current school year.


  1. Approve the budget proposed for the current school year 2020-2021 as presented.

Communications Committee Report 10 minutes

Communications Committee Chair Andrea Jones will update on recent activities.

Diversity Committee Report 10 minutes

Diversity Committee Chair Christina Cassidy will provide an update.

Governance Committee Update 10 minutes

Update from Governance Committee Chair

Board Chair Report 15 minutes

Board Chair Kelly Swinks will provide a report.


  1. Move to Executive Session to discuss a legal matter.