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New strategic plan focuses on equity and improvement

November 24, 2020—A new strategic plan has been approved for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

The 2020-2025 Strategic Plan: Learning Together represents a fresh, new focus at HPEDSB. The plan is based on the principles of equity, and a fundamental belief in student achievement and improvement.

The plan has been in development since December 2019, when community input was invited. Since then, the Board of Trustees and senior staff have completed extensive research and consultation, including the following:

  • collected input from students, families, employees and the community from December 2019 to February 2020;
  • identified common themes to determine strategic priorities from January to April 2020; and
  • participated in strategic planning retreats to define a vision, mission, goals and progress indicators.

Updated vision, mission and goals

The new strategic plan features the following updated mission, vision and five goals:

  • Vision: Lead with integrity and high expectations for all.
  • Mission: Inspire curiosity, display compassion and empathy, nurture individuality and foster a sense of community on our journey to higher achievement.
  • Goals:
    • Improve Student Success and Achievement
    • Foster a Culture of Excellence and High Expectations
    • Promote Safety and Well-Being
    • Strengthen Community through Equity and Social Justice
    • Ensure Responsible Communication

The new plan takes effect in January 2021 and will be in place until the end of 2025. It will guide annual board improvement planning and school improvement planning. A mid-term review is set for December 2023.

Quotes

“This strategic plan represents a new beginning, and hope for our students and their families. It was truly a community effort, which is important for a public school board. As trustees, this work is important to us. I want to thank everyone who was a part of the journey. We look forward to taking supportive, equitable and restorative approaches to our work.” – Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board.

“This plan is a roadmap and will be our guiding document. We commit ourselves to the principles of equity and constant improvement, to being a restorative organization and a healing organization. We commit ourselves to inclusion, providing open doors to students, families and employees, no matter their gender identity, race, or whether they are living in poverty or an environment that lacks care and safety. We commit to providing support to people who come from trauma and the debilitating effects of trauma so they have a better future. We commit to reconciliation. We commit to kids.” – Sean Monteith, Director of Education.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Manager, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]

Last updated: November 24, 2020 at 12:11 pm
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