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News: Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Highlights - Board Meeting - Mar. 10, 2020

The Abbotsford Board of Education regularly meets throughout the school year. All meetings are open to the public and livestreamed. Agendas and minutes from the public Board Meetings can be accessed through the District's Electronic School Board. Below is a summary of highlights from the meeting.

Student Presentation: Yale Secondary School  – Girls Basketball Team

The Yale Lions girls basketball team recently secured a third-place finish at provincials, which has been the best placing in the school’s history. Students from the team at Yale Secondary School will speak with Trustees about their successful season, about their experience playing on the team, and will show off their hardware and outline what is next for the team.

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Report on Achievement/Results

Superintendent's Annual Report on Student Achievement         

Superintendent Kevin Godden provided a high-level summary of the strategic plan progress reports that the Board has received over the last six months. The information from this report will form the basis for the Board’s annual Measuring Up Report which will be distributed in April 2020.

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2020-2021 Local School Calendar Notice of Motion                      

The Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 Local School Calendar.

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Long-Range Facilities Plan Update         

The Ministry of Education expects each Board of Education to have a Long-Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) in placefor its School District that lays out various management strategies regarding its inventory of capital assets - primarily to support changes in student enrolment and educational programming goals.

As a comprehensive planning tool, the LRFP covers a 10-year timeframe and outlines how the Board intends to manage its existing facilities and planned new facilities during that time.

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2020-2021 Preliminary Budget Estimates

Secretary-Treasurer Ray Velestuk provided the Board of Education with an update on preliminary budget estimates. As the School District enters the 2020-2021 budget process, it is proposed that the guiding principles (same as 2019-2020), continue to direct the budget development process:

  • Maximize the allocation of resources to support the goals and priorities in the Strategic Plan.
  • Commit to building a strong understanding of budget information through ongoing communications.
  • Maintain a three-year budget plan to ensure funding sources can support program initiatives.
  • Maintain surplus/reserve balances to respond to emergent needs.
  • Maintain strong fiscal management policies.

These principles will support the Board of Education’s work this spring in updating its Strategic Plan commitment.

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New School on Eagle Mountain

As part of the planning and consultation process for the new elementary school on Eagle Mountain, the following dates have been scheduled for community Open Houses:

  • Thursday, April 2, 5-8:00 PM, Mountain Elementary School
  • Saturday, April 4, 9-11:00 AM, Eagle Mountain Park - Led by the City of Abbotsford

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Kayla Stuckart, Manager of Communications
Phone: (604) 859 – 4891 ext. 1206