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Abbotsford’s top educator welcomes B.C. tampons, pads directive

Province mandated all school districts to menstrual provide products freely in washrooms

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Abbotsford school raises $10k for heart and stroke

Abbotsford school raises $10k for heart and stroke

Prince Charles Elementary set school record, raising money through ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ campaign

Abbotsford school raises $10k for heart and stroke
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Abbotsford School District gains funding for early years programs

Includes programs for South Asian, Indigenous families, programs for vulnerable, at-risk families

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This map shows the proposed location for the Eagle Mountain elementary school. (Abbotsford School District)

Abbotsford school officials hope for new school approval before July

Eagle Mountain elementary school proposed back in October 2016 may finally see light this year

This map shows the proposed location for the Eagle Mountain elementary school. (Abbotsford School District)
Abbotsford board of education. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo)

Future of Abbotsford schools may be vertically built

High price tags on land, few free acres for schools may mean future schools are built up

Abbotsford board of education. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo)
‘Fighting and war’: Abbotsford students, parents oppose temporary relocation

‘Fighting and war’: Abbotsford students, parents oppose temporary relocation

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary parents questioned logistics, cited rivalry over relocation proposal

‘Fighting and war’: Abbotsford students, parents oppose temporary relocation
Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk addresses a crowd assembled for a forum on school security. Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford School District expects budget funding announcement Friday

Budget pressures include shaky surplus position, uncertainties around collective agreement negotiations

Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk addresses a crowd assembled for a forum on school security. Abbotsford News file photo
Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School                                Abbotsford School District photo

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary hosting seismic upgrade info session

School board chair Stan Petersen put to rest rumours of a school closure at that location

Abbotsford Traditional Secondary School                                Abbotsford School District photo
Rick Hansen was at Abbotsford’s Rick Hansen Secondary School, named after the famed disabled athlete, to announce that the school had received his foundation’s first “gold” rating for accessibility Wednesday morning. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Abbotsford school gets Rick Hansen’s first ‘gold’ accessibility rating for school

Rick Hansen Secondary was paid a visit by its namesake, who announced the accolade

Rick Hansen was at Abbotsford’s Rick Hansen Secondary School, named after the famed disabled athlete, to announce that the school had received his foundation’s first “gold” rating for accessibility Wednesday morning. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Abbotsford school board. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Maternity leaves stall Abbotsford French immersion applications

School district anticipates seven full-time vacancies, including two currently unresolved vacancies

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Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk addresses a crowd assembled for a forum on school security.                                Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford School District fiscal surplus ‘running a little bit thin’

First 2019/20 public budget information meeting to be held Thursday evening

Secretary-treasurer Ray Velestuk addresses a crowd assembled for a forum on school security.                                Abbotsford News file photo
Abbotsford school board.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford schools’ IT security vastly improved

Compromised email accounts down from 85 to 15, new firewalls in place and employee training coming

Abbotsford school board.                                Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
Dozens of election campaign signs for school board and city council face one of Abbotsford’s busiest intersections at Sumas Way and South Fraser Way. Signs were, by and far, the single highest expenditure in last year’s school board election campaign. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford school board candidates spend $45k on election

That’s an average of $2,700 per candidate, but individual spending ranges from zero to $6,900

Dozens of election campaign signs for school board and city council face one of Abbotsford’s busiest intersections at Sumas Way and South Fraser Way. Signs were, by and far, the single highest expenditure in last year’s school board election campaign. (Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News)
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Abbotsford school facilities naming process to include Indigenous voice

Local policy changing to meet requirements in provincial policy

Abbotsford school board. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
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Abbotsford motion seeks guidance for school trustees

Proposed B.C. School Trustees Association AGM motion to be examined by school board Tuesday evening

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Jaxon Orth says he began to take interest in school and improve his grades after he began to explore his heritage.                                 Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News

Belonging key to improving Indigenous grad rates

Recent grad Jaxon Orth says he only improved his grades after building a sense of self-identity

Jaxon Orth says he began to take interest in school and improve his grades after he began to explore his heritage.                                 Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News
Centennial Park Elementary School. Abbotsford School District photo

Abbotsford police investigation temporarily closed elementary school’s doors

School district has not yet responded with comment on Tuesday’s shelter-in-place at Centennial Park

Centennial Park Elementary School. Abbotsford School District photo
The Abbotsford School District board of education will be broadcast live over the internet starting with the Feb. 5, 2019 meeting. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo

Abbotsford school board to begin live-streaming meetings in February

The introduction of live-streaming comes nine months after school board voted to implement it

The Abbotsford School District board of education will be broadcast live over the internet starting with the Feb. 5, 2019 meeting. Dustin Godfrey/Abbotsford News file photo
Abbotsford School District management’s gender pay gap at 15%

Abbotsford School District management’s gender pay gap at 15%

In every management position, women take home less than men, analysis by The News found

Abbotsford School District management’s gender pay gap at 15%
Abbotsford students from Clayburn Middle School (from left) Brandon On, Nevaeh Martens, Morgan Allen, Iliana Martin and Carson Cliff, along with two others not at the event, took the Best Picture award at the Young Moviemakers gala earlier this month. (Young Moviemakers/Submitted photo)

Abbotsford students take Best Picture at Vancouver film event

Clayburn Middle School students’ short film ‘Dreamception’ tops 120 submissions at Young Moviemakers

Abbotsford students from Clayburn Middle School (from left) Brandon On, Nevaeh Martens, Morgan Allen, Iliana Martin and Carson Cliff, along with two others not at the event, took the Best Picture award at the Young Moviemakers gala earlier this month. (Young Moviemakers/Submitted photo)