Student achievement presentation rescheduled for Feb. 28

Event at Matsqui Centennial Hall was postponed by snow last week

  • Feb. 16, 2017 5:00 p.m.
Superintendent Kevin Godden will give a presentation on student achievement at Matsqui Centennial Hall on Feb. 28.

Superintendent Kevin Godden will give a presentation on student achievement at Matsqui Centennial Hall on Feb. 28.

A presentation on student achievement from the Abbotsford school district has been rescheduled for Feb. 28 at 7 p.m at Matsqui Centennial Hall. It will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. reception.

The presentation was originally planned for Feb. 7 but was postponed due to snow.

Superintendent Kevin Godden will give what he described as a “state of the nation” address, updating parents and others on student progress across the district.

Godden said the annual report – which superintendents are required to compile under provincial law – is usually presented at a board of education meeting but this year it was decided a standalone public event was warranted.

“The board felt that there is enough to celebrate and that the community ought to own it,” he said.

Godden will share statistics from the district’s 2015/2016 school year, including the progress of technology and progressive workforce programs, as well as graduation and university transfer rates.

A key figure Godden said he plans to share is the district’s progress towards its goal of having all students reading at grade level by the end of Grade 3.

Last year’s report, for the 2015/2016 school year, showed Abbotsford students exceeding the provincial average in both reading and numeracy proficiency among Grade 4 students, as well as in high school graduation rates.