Release. There is much to celebrate in our public schools, and Abbotsford School District remains a provincial leader in the three ‘A’s: academics, arts and athletics, according to the recently released Measuring Up Report, from the Abbotsford Board of Education.
“We occasionally hear concerns about public education, yet it is our experience here in Abbotsford that there is so much to celebrate,” says Board Chair Cindy Schafer. “We applaud the many achievements of our students, teachers, support staff, and leaders who make our schools the learning centers we are so proud of. We continue to provide the finest educational opportunities we can for every student.”
This is the second annual version of the Board’s Report on Student Achievement, and it is available online, as well as at schools and community libraries. It provides an overview of student achievement successes, budget allocations, as well as the district’s ongoing strategic priorities.
“Our Board is committed to meaningfully engaging with the public,” says Chair Schafer. “The Measuring Up report is one of the important ways that the Board connects with parents and the broader community. We want the public to know that our public education system is strong, and that here in Abbotsford we have high aspirations for the future. The Board’s key strategic priorities remain focused on the vision of providing ‘A world-class, innovative, and individualized educational experience for every student’”.
In the report, Superintendent Kevin Godden observes that the district continues to perform well above the provincial average on almost every measure, noting that “Abbotsford continues to be a high-achieving district.”
The full Report on Student Achievement is available on the district website here.