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News: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Highlights - Board Meeting - Apr. 14, 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. To do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and for everyone's safety, all public meetings of the Abbotsford Board of Education will be held virtually until further notice. Due to limitations with our live-streaming software, meetings will be recorded and published online within 24 hours of each session.


Delegation

Mike and Winsome Rauch - International Baccalaureate

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Education

Continuity of Learning Update  

When the Ministry of Education determined on March 17th that all in school instruction would be suspended indefinitely, the district’s Pandemic Response Team mobilized and quickly established a plan to keep students and staff safe as well as design a plan for continuity of learning. Superintendent Godden provided a verbal update to the Board of Education on the district’s Continuity of Learning plan.

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Operations

2020-2021 Preliminary Budget Estimates            

Boards of Education are required to prepare a balanced budget where board revenues plus any appropriated surpluses fully fund the following:

  • Annual operating expenses,
  • Annual special purpose fund (SPF) expenses,
  • Annual capital fund expenses,
  • Tangible capital asset acquisitions (from Operating, SPF’s & Local Capital),
  • Planned reduction of unfunded liability for employee future benefits, and
  • Any planned reduction of prior years’ deficits.

In accordance with the School Act, the Board must approve a balanced budget by June 30th of each year.

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All Board meetings are now streamed live and archived on our YouTube Channel. To find current and past archives, subscribe to our YouTube account: bit.ly/ABBYxYouTube  


Media Contact:

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