The Museum School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday November 17th, 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 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 by 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

Approve Previous Meeting Minutes 5 minutes

Approve minutes of the previous meeting.


  1. Approve minutes of the regular monthly meeting held on October 20, 2020.

Second Grade Petition 5 minutes

Dr. Kelly Swinks, Board Chair, will share a determination in regards to a petition by Second Grade students presented during the November Governing Board meeting.

Diversity Committee Report 20 minutes

Diversity Committee Chair Christina Cassidy will introduce Nick Johnson with the Georgia Conservancy to present a data analysis of TMS efforts on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Principal's Report 20 minutes

Report from Principal Mike Stewart

Executive Director's Report 20 minutes

Report from Executive Director Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh

Finance Committee Update 30 minutes

TMS Treasurer Tamara Richards will review the monthly financials and lead a discussion of the audit/tax Request for Proposal.

Facilities Committee Update 10 minutes

Update from Facilities Chair Alan Locke

Governance Committee Update 10 minutes

Update from Governance Committee Chair Richard Piercy.

Board Chair Update 10 minutes

Report on recent activities by Governing Board Chair Dr. Kelly Swinks.


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