The Museum School

Governing Board

Regular Meeting - Tuesday February 26th, 2019 @7:00 PM

Meeting Minutes

Attendance Summary

Name Status Arrival Time Departure Time
Clay Jones present chair On Time At Adjournment
Jesse Lincoln present vice-chair On Time At Adjournment
Andy Huff present member On Time At Adjournment
Josh Horne not present member
Leah Dobbs present member On Time At Adjournment
Rick Clark not present member
Katie Cota present Treasurer On Time At Adjournment
Katherine Kelbaugh present member On Time At Adjournment
Katherine Moore present secretary On Time At Adjournment
Alan Locke present member On Time At Adjournment
Andrea Jones present member On Time At Adjournment
Danielle Royden present member On Time At Adjournment
Ingrid Irby present member On Time At Adjournment
Kelly Swinks present member On Time At Adjournment
Frank Furman present member On Time At Adjournment

Welcome and Call to Order

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

Our Public Comment period is for members of the public to address the board. Each member of the public may sign up to comment at the meeting, and will be allotted three minutes. 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.

Approval of Previous Meeting Minutes

Motion to approval the previous meeting minutes.

By: Kelly Swinks Seconded by: Ingrid Irby

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Approval of Agenda

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.

Approve the agenda as submitted

By: Andy Huff Seconded by: Katie Cota

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Development Committee Update

Committee update by Chair, Leah Dobbs; private exhibit night, foundation parent campaign update, potential date for ribbon cutting ceremony for media center


Fundraising update by Amy Crownover - received several invitations to submit to local foundations; match potential from another foundation.


Auction Night planning by Emily Halevy - review of 2018 auction night, recommendations for future fundraising events presented.


Ingrid Irby now serving as liaison between Governing Board and Auction Committee

Finance Committee Update

Committee update by Chair, Katie Cota


Review of monthly financials and balance sheet.


Construction funding update - includes funding sources and specific expenditures.

Facilities Committee Update

Update by Committee Chair, Alan Locke


Schedule remains on track for media center.

Diversity Committee Update

Committee update from Chair, Andy Huff


Creating a dashboard to monitor diversity goals for board and staff.


Student recruitment committee reporting to Diversity.

Governance Committee Update

Update from committee Chair, Jesse Lincoln


Spring retreat being planned, will include financial training. Sundays are being explored into June.


Onboarding for new board members being scheduled.

School Leader Report

Report by Principal Katherine Kelbaugh


Revisted Academic Excellence Charter School of the Year award notification and ceremony. Grant funds from the award being spent towards Google expedition kits. Potential celebration of the recognition explored.


2020 lottery process reviewed.


Participation in parent support surveys not at the rate desired and alternative outreach methods discussed.


End of accreditation is June 2020. AdvancEd is altering their process, so accreditation is being extended one year while process is finalized.

Executive Session

Motion made to move to Executive Session to discuss mid year school leader evaluation and a personnel matter.

By: Katherine Moore Seconded by: Kelly Swinks

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

Motion to leave Executive Session and return to regular session.

By: Katherine Moore Seconded by: Jesse Lincoln

There was no notable discussion on the motion.

The Meeting was Adjourned

The meeting adjourned at approximately 10:02 pm

Motion to adjourn

By: Jesse Lincoln Seconded by: Jesse Lincoln

There was no notable discussion on the motion.