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Krista Cardinal announces bid for Abbotsford school board

Cardinal points to Fraser Health experience listening to and assisting with patient, doctor needs

A candidate for the Abbotsford School District’s board of education hopes to take her extensive experience in health care to local schools.

Krista Cardinal has worked with the Fraser Health Authority for 23 years, including the last nine years “listening to the needs of physicians and [providing] the assistance they required to help their patients and be successful in their everyday practices.”

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“I plan to take the skills I have learned forward, to work with parents, teachers and students and allow them to have their voices again; an environment where they feel like they have been heard and where they feel comfortable speaking out. Voices that currently not always heard or considered as relevant,” Cardinal said in a statement.

“Through the years of raising my two children, I have heard numerous concerns from parents.”

Cardinal said children’s needs have not changed too much over the years, calling safety “always a first priority, however it is sometimes taken for granted.”

“We need to enforce school zone safety and manage traffic issues in an appropriate and controlled manner,” Cardinal added.

Cardinal said another concern she has heard from parents is that children may not be prepared for the world beyond school, not knowing best practices in searching for a job or how to pay taxes.

“I want to assist in providing [students] with the best possible experience and outcome so that they can head out into the world as educated, confident and successful young individuals.”

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