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14 school councils to receive grants for school-based projects

Fourteen school councils will receive grants to support school-based projects which help parents/guardians get more involved in schools. They are funded through Ontario’s Parent Reaching Out (PRO) grants.

Funded projects in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board include the following:

The grants are locally driven by groups such as parent organizations, school councils and parent involvement committees. These groups address local barriers such as language or poverty, and develop local solutions to help other parents get involved in their children’s education, both at home and at school.

Ontario’s new parent engagement policy [1] (pdf) helps parents work together with education partners so that they can contribute to the success of Ontario’s students and education system. Check out this year’s list of approved projects [2]. Find out more information about parent initiatives [3].

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves approximately 15,700 students each day at 46 elementary and eight secondary schools. Supporting student achievement is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for teaching and learning. The district covers a wide geographical area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.

 

For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

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