The Museum School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday December 15th, 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 Meeting Minutes 5 minutes

Review and approve minutes of the last two meetings of the Governing Board on November 17 and December 9, 2020.


  1. Approve the minutes of the November 17, 2020 regular monthly meeting and the December 9, 2020 special called 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 presented.

Executive Director Report 20 minutes

Executive Director Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh will provide further information on instruction and facility plans for January as well as an update from TMS Foundation.

Principal's Report 15 minutes

Principal Mike Stewart will report on school activities and news.

Treasurer's and Finance Committee Report 15 minutes

Treasurer Tamara Richards will review financials and report on activities of the Finance Committee

Facilities Committee Report 10 minutes

Update from Facilities Chair Alan Locke

Diversity Committee Report 5 minutes

Diversity Committee Chair Christina Cassidy will provide a report.

Governance Committee Report 10 minutes

Governance Committee Chair Richard Piercy will provide an update.

Communications Committee Report 10 minutes

Communications Committee Chair Andrea Jones will provide an update.

Chairperson Report 15 minutes

Governing Board Chair Dr. Kelly Swinks will provide a report.


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