New award for organizations helping schools

Abbotsford board of education creates Community Matters Award

Abbotsford’s board of education has established a Community Matters Award to be presented annually, recognizing community partners who have made a significant contribution to students in the district.

“Abbotsford School District has a long history of community involvement in our schools,” said school board chair Cindy Schafer.

“Many organizations contribute resources and/or countless hours of volunteer service to enable our students to achieve success in school. While the board has taken the opportunity on many occasions to publicly thank these organizations, we want to make this a more formal acknowledgement.”

The award is intended to recognize an organization that has exceeded its service mandate in specific service to the students of the school district. Further criteria have been established to guide the selections for the award.

For full criteria and nomination details, see the district website at

To nominate someone, provide your name, email and phone number, and the name, email address and phone number of the person you are nominating, as well as a letter outlining the reasons for the nomination.

Nominations can be emailed to or dropped off or mailed to the school district administration offices. Closing date for this year’s nominations from the community is March 13.

The Community Matters Award will be presented annually at a public meeting of the Board of Education, with a perpetual plaque on display in the school district board office.