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Local Government Week, October 19-23, 2020

Board of Trustees at a planning retreat
(L to R back row): Mike Brant, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; Krista McConnell, Belleville/Thurlow; Alison Kelly, South Prince Edward County; Lisa Anne Chatten, Belleville/Thurlow; Spencer Hutchison, Trenton and CFB Trenton; Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board, North Hastings; Sean Monteith, Director of Education; Bonnie Danes, Centre Hastings. (L to R front row): Kristen Parks, Sidney and Frankford; Shannon Binder, Vice-chair of the Board, Southeast Hastings; Jennifer Cobb, North Prince Edward County.

October 20, 2020—This week, the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, along with partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness by observing Local Government Week.

School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local publicly funded schools, building the foundation of the education system of today.

The Board of Trustees sets the HPEDSB vision and mission, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation for driving programs and operations. Collectively, they create our strategic plan, and recruit and monitor the performance of the director of education to ensure progress in meeting goals.

student trustees
Student trustees L to R: Kayla Zachariah, Prince Edward Collegiate Institute; Grace Whyte, Bayside Secondary School; and Moira Gaddes, Eastside Secondary School represent the student voice at the Board table from August 2020 to July 2021.

At HPEDSB, three student trustees participate in public school board meetings, represent student opinions at the Board level and participate actively on committees. Through student involvement at the Board level, Board members become aware of student issues and student opinions.

Last updated: October 22, 2020 at 2:28 pm
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