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Governance & Committees


You are encouraged to make a difference in the governance of our school by participating in this year’s Governance Council. An orientation has been scheduled to provide you with an understanding of the purpose of the Governance Council and to explain the election process.

The orientation is scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 8:15 am  


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click to download "Intent to Run" form

Upcoming Governance Zoom meeting

Topic: Governance
Time: Oct 20, 2022 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 493 390 8467

2022-2023 Meeting Dates


Governance Council Meetings for the 2022/2023 School Year

Meetings will begin at 3:00pm via Zoom

  Location: Parent Center at 2:45 pm  
  • Orientation August 23, 2022( Auditorium)
  • September 15, 2022
  • October 20, 2022
  • December 15, 2022
  • January 26, 2023
  • February 16, 2023
  • March 16, 2023
  • April 20, 2023
  • May 18, 2023

click to download 2022-23 Governance Dates PDF


Committee Meetings for the 2022/2023 School Year

  Location: TBD Time: 1:45 pm  
  • September 20, 2022
  • October 4, 2022
  • December 6, 2022
  • February 7, 2023
  • March 7, 2023
  • April 11, 2023
  • May 9, 2023

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Governance Posting - Agenda

Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies
Thursday, October 20, 2022


  1. Welcome/Sign In/ Roll Call
  2. Flag Salute
  3. Public Comment- Anyone who wishes to approach the council or raise an issue may do so during this portion of the meeting.  Please limit comments to 3 minutes per speaker.
  4. Approval of Minutes
  5. PTA Updates
  6. Principal’s Update
    1. Holiday Program
    2. Conferences
    3. Absenteeism Rate
    4. Volunteers
  7. New Business and Announcements
    1. Acceleration Days Update
    2. Paper.Com-Homework Support
  8. Committee Reports
    1. Character and Discipline
    2. Safety-Debrief The Big Shake Out
    3. Technology
  9. Agenda Recommendations
  10. Adjournment
  11. Next Meeting-December 15, 2022

*Requests for disability related modifications or accommodations shall be made 24 hours prior to the meeting by calling Stella Vigodnier at (818) 360-1924.

Topic: Governance
Time: Oct 20, 2022 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 493 390 8467


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Governance Posting - Minutes

Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies
Virtual Governance Meeting
September 15, 2022

Meeting Called to Order by Shelly Brower at 3:05pm

ELECTION – Room for 3 New Members

  1. Christy Doan
  2. Shari Fenig
  3. Jenna Hooks
  4. Ngan Mork
  5. Brendan Wolfe
    Brendan Wolfe, Jeanna Hook & Ngan Mork won the elections.

    Shari Fenig/Christy Doan tied. We might be losing a parent representative because she might become a TA for Beckford. If she is hired, we will hold another election for her position since Shari and Christy Tied.



There were 10 voting members present.
Shelly Brower, Principal, Executive Committee Representative
Olivia Hackett, Teacher Representative 2-3, UTLA Representative
Darlin Setoudeh, Secretary, Parent Representative, PTA Representative
Sandra Paris, Teacher Representative 2-3, Chairperson
Laura Pedersen, Teacher Representative 2-3, Vice Chairperson,
Kelly Lewis- Teacher Representative K-1, Executive Committee Representative
Ngan Mork- Parent Representative, Executive Committee Representative
Stella Vigodnier, School Administrative Assistant
Nadia Lew, Parent Representative
Brendan Wolfe- Parliamentarian

Minutes approved: Shelly Brower, asked for approval of last meeting’s minutes. No nays or abstentions.

Merging the members of SSC and Governance -
Shelly Brower Motions to combine SSC and Governance.
Laura Pedersen 2nds, motion passes. No nays or abstentions.

PTA UPDATE – Darlin Setoudeh
A summary of past and current PTA events was given by Darlin Setoudeh Fundraising.

  1. Membership Drive- 8/22-9/16- “Here’s the Scoop, we need You!” (556 members, goal 600)
  2. Movie Night, 9/16 6:30-9:30pm – Movie: Sonic 2
  3. Bell Fund Drive- 9/27-10/14
  4. Reflections – 9/13-10/26 “Show your Voice”
  5. Walk to School Day – Thursday 10/6 (open Campus walk at 7:30 around field)
    1. Music, small snack treats, prizes for walking to school
  6. Fall Festival Friday, 10/28 4-7pm
  7. Restaurant Nights- 9/21 – Sharky’s in Chatsworth 11am-9pm
  8. Spirit Days – 9/16 Disney Day

Mrs. Brower, Principal, gave a summary of new affairs at Beckford.

  1. Back to School Night
    1. Sandra Paris – Went well, enjoyed seeing parents in person. Teachers were able to share goals and connect with parents.
  2. Unified Enrollment Dates
    1. Window opens October 1st-November 12th
    2. Parent Tours-October 13th and November 2nd beginning at 8:30 am
  3. Drop Off/Pick Up Procedures
    1. Really going well, we have 590 students on campus and we are able to empty the school in 10-15mins.
  4. Parent Workshops
    1. Coffee with the Principals and Attendance via zoom on September 16th
    2. Navigating Anxiety with School Ange Children in person on September 21st
    3. Teachers will start Mind Flow
      1. Mind Up will be lead by Laura Pedersen (SCL)
        1. Barlow/Cutler – Primary
        2. Pedersen upper grades
  5. Secured Campus Updates
    1. A couple of parents have brought up concerns regarding Beckford Gate being left unlocked after school during YS.
      1. Should we start locking Beckford gate and start using the YMCA coded locked gate?
      2. We do not have personal to monitor Beckford Gate and unlock as kids/parents come and go.
      3. Final decision will made after Mrs. Brower’s Coffee with Principal meeting
  6. Governance Meeting held in person or zoom.
    1. Committee voted to continue meetings via zoom.

No requests for disability related modifications for anyone attending this virtual meeting.

A motion was made to adjourn by Shelly Brower at 3:52 pm. Motion carried.

***Next meeting October 20th at 3pm-

Minutes respectfully submitted by Darlin Setoudeh, Secretary, 09/15/22

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