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.
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.