The Museum School

Governance Committee

Regular Meeting - Thursday October 15th, 2020 @7:00 PM

Meeting Agenda

Report from Governance Committee 5 minutes

The Governance Committee met on Thursday July 16th, 2020 @7:00 PM for what was scheduled to be a 0 hours and 37 minutes long meeting. Present: Jason Lesandrini, Carla Smith, Zach Robison, Richard Piercy
Not Present: Tamara Shipley, Janaun Ivy

The members considered the following items:
1. Welcome and Call to Order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Strategic Plan Tracker
4. Recruitment
5. Adjournment
6. Rescheduling On-Boarding for New Members
7. Foundation Board Question

8. New business - Question and discussion regarding Advisory Board and improving communication / involvement.

The committee considered 2 motions, of which 2 passed, and 0 failed:
1. Approve the agenda as submitted (proposed)
2. Adjourn Meeting (proposed)

The meeting adjourned at 7:58PM


  1. Approve the minutes.

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

Delegation of New Initiatives 45 minutes

Based on a recent EDI whole board training with GCSA, the Board created new initiatives to increase inclusion for the community on the Board, Committees, and school overall. The Chair assigned the following initiatives to the Governance committee and wants a status update by Jan. 2021.

  • Consider creating a specific number of Board positions for partners/non-parents.
  • What would need to change - bylaws? charter?
  • Create a policy for Board members that outlines steps needed to get on the Board and potential skillsets.
  • Review homepage for BOD, determine how to increase visibility for process and/or standardize recruitment process.
  • Investigate the composition and recruitment processes of other established charter school governing boards.
  • Create a questionnaire for new and current committee members about their background to determine a level of socio-demographic diversity and ask how they became acquainted with the school to get data on our pipeline efforts.
  • A first step here would be formalizing "intake" procedures for committees. Perhaps this is as simple as a few question form that can be directed to governance.

Adjourn 1 minutes


  1. Adjourn