Rhonda Pauls (centre left) has announced her bid for re-election to the Abbotsford School District’s board of education, the first current trustee to publicly announce a re-election campaign.

Rhonda Pauls to seek re-election for Abbotsford school board

Pauls has served 7 years over 2 terms so far, and notes 6 years on parent advisory council

Rhonda Pauls has announced she will seek another term on the Abbotsford School District’s board of education in the upcoming elections.

Pauls was first elected in 2011, and hopes voters will grant her a third term as a school board trustee. She boasts a total of 13 years of experience with the school district, including six years as the district’s parent advisory council chair.

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“[That experience] together with her experience as a parent of six Abbotsford public school graduates, has only solidified her commitment to serving this community,” a campaign announcement reads.

“Abbotsford is one of – if not the best – school districts in this province,” Pauls said in a statement. “We have such rich and diverse learning opportunities for all students from K-12, and our focus on early learning, excellence in teaching and fiscal responsibility ensures that we are constantly striving for improvement and innovation in all we do. The level of parent and community engagement we have in Abbotsford inspires me to serve our students whole-heartedly.”

Pauls notes experience as a commissioner on the parks, recreation and culture commission over the past seven years, and said she is an advocate for youth programming in the community and accessibility for students. She adds involvement in local, provincial and national youth development, sport officials mentorship and education programs to her resume.

She also served as chair of the school board’s finance and facilities committee for four years, also serving two years as vice-chair and one year as chair of the school board.

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