New Community Matters Award From Abb. Board Of Education

Submitted. Community involvement in the Abbotsford School District has been a long and valued tradition. The Board of Education is looking to express its appreciation and acknowledge the support of those involved in such involvement. The Board has recently established a ‘Community Matters Award’ to be presented annually, recognizing community partners who have made a significant contribution to students in the Abbotsford School District.

“Abbotsford School District has a long history of community involvement in our schools,” acknowledges Board Chair Cindy Schafer. “Many organizations contribute resources and/or countless hours of volunteer service to enable our students to achieve success in school. While the Board has taken the opportunity on many occasions to publicly thank these organizations, we want to make this a more formal acknowledgement.”

The Community Matters Award is intended to recognize an organization that has exceeded its service mandate in specific service to the students of the Abbotsford School District. Further criteria have been established to guide the selections for the award. For full criteria and nomination details, see the district website at

“We are now asking for nominations for our new Community Matters Award, and are looking to the community to consider nominating those organizations they believe worthy of recognition,” says Chair Schafer.

Nominators are asked to provide:

• Their name, email address and phone number

• Name of nominee, email address and phone number

• A letter from the nominator outlining the reasons for nomination.

Nominations can be emailed to or dropped off or mailed to the school district administration offices. Closing date for this year’s nominations from the community is March 13, 2015.

The Community Matters Award will be presented annually at a public meeting of the Board of Education, with a perpetual plaque on display in the school district Board Office.

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