April 4, 2016—At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, well-being and public confidence are priorities for us.
Knowing what people think and how they feel about their/their child’s school can help it to be a better place to learn. We believe it is important for people to have a voice about schools being welcoming, inclusive, safe and accepting learning environments for everyone.
Starting April 4, 2016, a survey will be open for students in Grades 4-12, parents/guardians and school staff.
By doing the survey, people can let us know what we are doing well and where we can make improvements.
Watch this short video to find out more https://www.youtube.com/user/HPESchools 
The survey will be live from April 4 to May 6, 2016. Links to the survey are posted on the home page of each school . Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Paper copies are also available by contacting the school office.
All responses will be compiled then used by schools and the school board to help plan for school improvement. Results will be shared with school communities and also with community organizations that work with HPEDSB to support student achievement and well-being.
This survey is part of a province-wide initiative by the Ministry of Education for school boards to get feedback from students, parents/guardians and school staff every two years in order to provide input on the school climate.
The survey will also be shared through Twitter at @HPEschools. Please plan to take a few minutes do the survey to share your opinion on these important topics.
For more information, contact
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org