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News: Wednesday, April 6th, 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. 

"Our strategic plan serves as a guiding point for the initiatives and projects we will take on to provide new and exciting opportunities for our students and staff," said Stan Petersen, Chair for the Abbotsford Board of Education. "An important step to ensuring we are on the right track is by providing engaging opportunities for all school district members to participate in this process and share their voice." 

In March, the Abbotsford School District held a virtual public budget meeting to review its spending plans for the 2022-2023 school year. Secretary-Treasurer Ray Velestuk presented budget information to parents and community members and announced the consultation opportunities set to take place over the coming months. 

The school district’s budget is based on the following guiding principles: 

  • Maximize the allocation of resources to support the goals & 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. 

Share Your Voice! 

Strategic Plan and Budget Consultation Portal   

We are looking for feedback on how to enhance and support funding under our four strategic plan pillars - Student Success, Optimized resources, Engaging Opportunities, Progressive Workforce. The public can join the discussion online, where you can post an idea, ask a question, see our budgeting consultation timeline, and learn more about how we are spending money in our school district to ensure every student is successful. 

Visit our CONSULTATION Portal 


Media Contact:

Kayla Stuckart, Manager of Communications
Phone: (604) 859 – 4891 ext. 1206
Email: kayla.stuckart@abbyschools.ca