June 17, 2020—This update provides a summary of the public special meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 online through a livestream event  (the recorded version will be available within 24 hours). It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in September 2020.
Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board opened the meeting acknowledging the First Peoples of the territory: This afternoon we acknowledge that the land on which we are gathered is on the Traditional and Treaty areas of the Mohawk, Haudenosaunee and Anishnabek peoples. We conduct our business, recognizing we are all Treaty people and give respect to this territory and all its young people.
Quinte Secondary School Revitalization Plan
Board members approved a plan directing senior administration to work with consultants to develop preliminary floor plans, cost estimates and related consolidation steps to address enrolment pressures, including the following:
- establishing K-8 French Immersion school at the former Quinte Secondary School; and
- consolidating the Ann Street Education Centre, the W.R. Kirk Alternative Education Centre and the G. Umb maintenance building at the QSS site.
The above-noted information will be presented and received by the Board of Trustees at the regular Board meeting in December 2020.
Kerry Donnell, Communications & Public Relations Manager, extension 62354, [email protected]