News Stories

November 16, 2022

New Board of Education Sworn In For 2022-26 Term (PHOTOS)

It was a full house at the official inauguration of the newly elected Abbotsford Board of Education on Tuesday night, as seven trustees were sworn in and affirmed for the new term. Three new trustees - Rupi Kanda-Rajwan, Mike Rauch and Jared White - join incumbents Korky Neufeld, Stan Petersen, Preet Rai and Shirley Wilson. The Abbotsford Board of Education will serve from 2022 to 2026.

October 28, 2022

Halloween safety tips for Abbotsford trick-or-treaters

Halloween is this upcoming Monday, October 31st, and can be a busy time for many families preparing for a night of trick or treating. We want to encourage families to remember to stay safe and respectful while celebrating this fun-filled evening!

September 30, 2022

National Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Today is Orange Shirt Day and National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We honour and uphold Survivors and intergenerational Survivors of the Indian residential school system, and commemorate those who didn’t return home.

April 6, 2022

District launches Strategic Plan and Budget Consultation for 2022-23

In accordance with the School Act, the Abbotsford Board of Education must approve a balanced budget by June 30th each year.  The Abbotsford School District is currently preparing its budget for the 2022-23 school year and is inviting employees, families and community members to share their voice in the consultation process. 

January 14, 2022

Rapid Antigen Tests for K-12 Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge we must constantly navigate, however, this past week we were able to safely return to in-person instruction for over 19,000 students. As we look forward to the opportunities in the weeks and months ahead, I must again extend a sincere thanks to our staff for getting us through the first part of this school year. What we continue to accomplish in British Columbia, and particularly here in Abbotsford, is truly amazing.

January 7, 2022

Enhanced Safety Measures: Preparing for School on Jan. 10th

At the end of last week, I shared information around the delayed return to school for students and the implementation of additional health and safety measures. Since that time, more information has become available, and I would like to share an update with you. 

August 20, 2021

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Added to Calendar

On August 3, the B.C. Government formally recognized September 30 as the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in alignment with legislation passed by the federal government in June.

As part of this formal recognition, the Abbotsford School District will be closed to all students and staff on Thursday, September 30, 2021. District employees usually entitled to federal and provincial statutory holidays will receive this day off.