Freedom of Information
The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) provides individuals with the right to access public records of information, including one’s own personal information.
Most information can be provided easily either through your child’s school (if it is personal information related to your child), or by simple request.
Additional information about privacy and access to information is available from the Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.ipc.on.ca
Occasionally, if an information request is large, complex, or sensitive, it may require a more formal process. Individuals wanting to submit a formal request for information under the MFIPPA may submit a request to the freedom of information officer at the following address:
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
156 Ann Street
Belleville, ON K8N 3L3
Telephone: 613-966-1170, ext. 2354 or toll-free at 1-800-267-4350
Formal requests must be made in writing using the MFIPPA Access/Correction Form and accompanied by a $5 application fee. In addition to the application fee, you may be required to pay other fees. The rules regarding the payment and amount of fees are set out in the Act and its regulations.
Generally, the Board has 30 calendar days to respond. You will be notified when:
- further information or clarification is required
- a time extension is required due to volume of records or the number of staff to be consulted is large
- the fee is estimated to exceed $25, and
- a decision is made to either grant or deny access (along with rationale).
Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2201