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2020-2021 Meeting Dates


Governance Council Meeting Dates 2020/2021

These virtual meetings are tentatively scheduled to begin at 2:45 pm

Meeting Dates:

  • October 15, 2020
  • November 12, 2020
  • December 17, 2020
  • January 21, 2021
  • February 18, 2021
  • March 18, 2021
  • April 15, 2021
  • May 20, 2021


Governance Posting - Agenda

Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies


Thursday, February 19, 2021


  1. Welcome/Sign In/ Roll Call
  2. 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.
  3. PTA Updates
  4. New Business and Announcements
    1. Budget Approval
      1. Needs
      2. Teacher Requests
      3. Tentative Budget for 2021/2022
    2. District Updates on Reopening
    3. Charter Renewal Update
    4. Lottery Update
  5. Committee Reports-
  6. Next Meeting-November March 18, 2021

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

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Governance Posting - Minutes

Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies
Governance Meeting
December 17, 2020

Meeting Called to Order by Mahira Vallin at 2:43pm                                     


There were 9 voting members present.

  • Shelly Brower, Principal, Executive Committee Representative
  • Tracey Corrado, Secretary, Parent Representative, PTA Representative
  • Thalia Donohoe, Parliamentarian, Parent Representative
  • Olivia Hackett, Teacher Representative 2-3, Executive Committee Representative
  • Nadia Lew, Parent Representative
  • Brian Nakagama, Teacher Representative 4-5, Vice Chairman, UTLA Representative
  • Mahira Vallin, Teacher Representative 4-5, Chairman
  • StellaVigodnier, School Administrative Assistant
  • Jessica Visitisomsuk, Parent Representative, PTA Rep, Executive Committee Rep

A summary of past and current PTA events was given by Jessica Visitisomsuk

  • Fundraisers: The Stand - 12/21, Menchies until 1/11, only 9 people signed up for baking fundraiser.

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

  • iReady - second diagnostic will be done by tomorrow
    • Initial results look very good, over 100% growth
      • Ms. Hackett had 111% growth
    • Looking into reasons that some kids did not grow.
      • Generally kids that do their “My Path” reading fare better.
  • One on One Tutoring - live at school
    • Cancelled when district wide full Covid-19 shutdown started 12/10/20
  • COVID Testing Update for Families
    • ongoing
    • The office staff are tested regularly, last test came back within the day
  • Camera Pilot
    • Ms. McDermott involved in pilot where camera follows her around
    • Very expensive option
  • Survey
    • 45% replied, 50/50 split between hybrid and online options
    • We will have another link when it is closer to opening
  • Principal’s Meeting
    • Will discuss having a pupil free day 1/11/21 - teacher training
  • Considering getting a new substitute teacher in 1st grade, because of the 30 day limit for substitute teachers.
  • Mr Nakagama holiday music video - kids got to do Reindeer Rap virtually, video partially done, discussed ability to share it.
  • Recycling - could do Thursday AM (1/14/21), Henry will be on campus

A motion was made by Mahira Vallin at 2:57 pm. Motion carried

***Next meeting 1/21/21

Respectfully submitted by,
Tracey Corrado, Secretary, 1/13/21

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