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News: Friday, May 7th, 2021

A Message from the Board Chair

Last night, we were made aware of offensive social media posts by an Abbotsford board member in relation to the provincial mask mandate. We emphatically state that this is not reflective of our Board’s position. The Abbotsford Board of Education is fundamentally committed to providing a safe, equitable and inclusive environment for all our students, staff and families. The Board is strongly committed to anti-racism, and opposes hate in any form. In addition, we remain committed to fully implementing the provincial public health and safety procedures, and strongly support the work of our staff who have been dedicated to our students throughout the pandemic.

The trustee in question has agreed to temporarily step away from his duties to take training to build a better understanding of these issues. In addition, he has agreed to apologize and take down the posts in question and refrain from using social media at this time.

Dr. Stan Petersen,
Board Chair

Media Contact:

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