Board of Trustees for 2018 to November 30, 2022

School board trustees are elected every four years through municipal elections. Their role involves establishing the school board vision, mission and strategic plan; setting policy; and ensuring effective stewardship of the board’s resources.School board trustees are elected officials who are responsible for operating publicly-funded schools within their jurisdiction, and for the delivery and quality of educational programs and services. Legal accountability for Board decisions applies to the Board as a corporate entity rather than to individual trustees. See below for their contact information and electoral areas.

Group photo of Board of Trustees
(L to R back row): Mike Brant, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; Krista McConnell, Belleville/Thurlow; Alison Kelly, South Prince Edward County; Lisa Anne Chatten, Belleville/Thurlow; Spencer Hutchison, Trenton and CFB Trenton; Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board, North Hastings; Sean Monteith, Director of Education; Bonnie Danes, Centre Hastings. (L to R front row): Kristen Parks, Sidney and Frankford; Shannon Binder, Vice-chair of the Board, Southeast Hastings; Jennifer Cobb, North Prince Edward County.

Student trustees for 2019-2020

Three student trustees are elected each year by the Student Senate to serve a one-year term on the Board. 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. Find out more on the Student Senate web page.

Student Trustees 2019
Student Trustees Kristen Brant, Eastside Secondary School; Madison Davis, Centennial Secondary School; and Ryan Gentle, Trenton High School, represent the student voice at the Board table.

School board trustee electoral areas and contact information

Shannon Binder

Vice-chair of the Board

359 Arthur Street

P.O. Box 465

Tweed, ON K0K 3J0

Phone: 613-921-1848

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: Southeast Hastings

Mike Brant

P.O. Box 66, 70 Shannonville Road

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, ON K0K 3A0

Phone: 613-962-3595

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Lisa Anne Chatten

22 Alexander Street

Belleville, ON K8N 2H1

Phone: 613-919-8448

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: Belleville and Thurlow

Jennifer Cobb

222 Main Street Box 321

Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Phone: 613-847-0940

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: North Prince Edward

Bonnie Danes

119 High Shore Road

R.R #2

Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

Phone: 613-472-6107

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: Centre Hastings

Alison Kelly

591 County Road 18

Cherry Valley, ON K0K 1P0

Phone: 613-403-1697

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: South Prince Edward

Spencer Hutchison

259 Dundas Street West

Trenton, ON K8V 3R7

Phone: 613-965-6054

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: Trenton and CFB Trenton

Lucille Kyle

Chair of the Board

41 Crawford Road

L’Amable, ON K0L 2L0

Phone: 613-334-2898

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: North Hastings

Krista McConnell

274A Airport Parkway

Belleville, ON K8N 4Z6

Phone: 613-848-1178

Email: [email protected]

Electoral area: Belleville and Thurlow

Kristen Parks

338 Montrose Road

Belleville, ON K8R 1A9

Phone: 613-661-3499

Email:[email protected]

Electoral area: Sidney and Frankford

Electoral area schools

Belleville and Thurlow
  • Foxboro Public School
  • Harmony Public School
  • Harry J. Clarke Public School
  • Park Dale School
  • Prince of Wales Public School
  • Prince Charles School (Belleville)
  • Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)
  • Queen Victoria School
  • Sir John A. Macdonald School
  • Susanna Moodie Elementary School
  • Centennial Secondary School
  • Eastside Secondary School

South Prince Edward

  • Athol-South Marysburgh Public School
  • Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

Centre Hastings

  • Madoc Public School
  • Madoc Township Public School
  • Marmora Public School
  • Stirling Public School
  • Centre Hastings Secondary School

North Prince Edward

  • C.M.L. Snider School
  • Kente Public School
  • Massassaga-Rednersville Public School
  • Sophiasburgh Central School
  • Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

Southeast Hastings

  • Deseronto Public School
  • Tweed Elementary School
  • Tyendinaga Public School
  • Centre Hastings Secondary School

North Hastings

  • Bird’s Creek Public School
  • Coe Hill School
  • Hermon Public School
  • Maynooth Public School
  • York River Public School
  • North Hastings High School

Sidney and Frankford

  • Bayside Public School
  • Frankford Public School
  • Bayside Secondary School

Trenton and CFB Trenton

  • North Trenton Public School
  • Prince Charles Public School (Trenton)
  • V.P. Carswell Elementary School
  • Trent River Public School
  • Trenton High School


Senior administration

Sean Monteith

Director of Education and Secretary of the Board

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62201

Email: [email protected]

Laina Andrews

Superintendent of Human Resources

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62203

Email: [email protected]

Ken Dostaler

Superintendent of Student Services

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62312

Email: [email protected]

Tina Elliott

Superintendent of Curriculum Services

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62210

Email: [email protected]

 Nick Pfeiffer

Superintendent of Business Services
and Treasurer of the Board

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62280

Email: [email protected]

Kelvin MacQuarrie

Senior Information and Technology Services Officer

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62410

Email: [email protected]

Rob McFadden

System Lead, Early Years

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62138

Email: [email protected]

Paul Pickard

System Lead, Student Success, Data

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62139

Email: [email protected]

Bessie Stelatos

System Lead, Math, K-12 Curriculum

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62414

Email: [email protected]

Darren McFarlane

System Lead, Safe Schools, Experiential Learning

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62121

Email: [email protected]


Kim Horrigan

Controller of Facility Services

Phone: 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62129

Email: [email protected]

Strategic Plan

2015-2020 Strategic Plan

We are pleased to present the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan (Pdf) for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB).

Our new strategic plan consists of a vision, mission, priorities and goals, all of which are all built on the foundation of our eight Growing with Character attributes: caring, cooperation, honesty, humour, integrity, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. It also aligns with Ministry of Education priorities.

This plan was developed over a number of months in 2015. Input was received from several sources, including employees, students, trustees, parents/guardians and community members. We are most appreciative of everyone who has been part of the planning and review processes. Thank you to all for the ideas, energy and commitment to the planning process.

At HPEDSB we are committed to student achievement and well-being. Each student is an individual with unique interests, goals and strengths. All students have the opportunity to explore the possibilities for today and tomorrow, and move towards graduation from their chosen pathway.

We look forward to honouring and fulfilling the actions in this strategic plan (Pdf).


All students prepared and empowered for the possibilities of today and tomorrow.


We create dynamic, inclusive educational experiences that develop capable, confident, curious learners who thrive and contribute to their communities.

Strategic priorities and goals

Achieving Excellence & Equity

• Increase graduation rates and reduce achievement gaps for students not yet at the provincial standard
• Provide programs and services to help each student achieve success
• Support all students to be globally minded learners and leaders

Learning & Leadership

• Involve students, cultivate student leadership and voice
• Collaborate as a learning organization to engage all employees in developing their growth plans
• Implement a renewed succession planning process for school and system leaders

Public Confidence

• Ensure effective management of all resources (i.e. human, financial, environmental)
• Operate through good governance
• Be leaders in public education


• Develop the elements of well-being for students and employees collaboratively
• Create welcoming, inclusive and safe learning environments that optimize students’ potential
• Build the capacity of employees to deliver positive social and emotional learning experiences

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: [email protected]


Board and Committee meetings

Board and Committee Meeting Dates 2019-2020 (Pdf)

Board and committee meetings are scheduled for the following dates.

We welcome your attendance.

All meetings are held at the Education Centre, 156 Ann Street, Belleville unless noted on below.

Audit Committee meetings

Jennifer Cobb is the Chair of the Audit Committee

June 3, 2020
November 6, 2019 Agenda (Pdf)
September 25, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)

Board meetings

Unless otherwise noted, all public Board meetings take place on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m., and are open to the public.

June 15, 2020
May 25, 2020
April 27, 2020
March 23, 2020   Cancelled due to COVID-19 
February 24, 2020 Agenda (pdf) Meeting Minutes coming soon Update 175
January 27, 2020 Agenda (pdf) Minutes (Pdf) Update 174
December 2, 2019 Rescheduled to December 9, 2019 Annual Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Education Centre Agenda (pdf) Minutes (Pdf) Update 173
November 25, 2019  Public meeting, 7:00 p.m., Eastside Secondary School, Library Agenda (pdf) Minutes (Pdf) Update 172
October 28, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf) Update 171
September 23, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf) Update 170
September 9, 2019 Special Public Board meeting at 5:00 p.m. Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf) Update #169

Budget meetings

June 3, 2020
May 25, 2020
April 27, 2020

Committee of the Whole public meetings

June 8, 2020
May 11, 2020
April 14, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
March 9, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
February 10, 2020 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
January 27, 2020 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
January 13, 2020 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
November 25, 2019 Eastside Secondary School, Room 187, immediately after the closed meeting which will begin at 5:30 p.m. Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
October 28, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)

Executive Committee meetings

June 1, 2020
May 4, 2020
April 6, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
March 2, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
February 3, 2020 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
January 6, 2020 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (pdf)
November 4, 2019  Rescheduled to November 12, 2019 Agenda (pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
October 7, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
September 3, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)

Parent Involvement Committee

Learn more about the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

May (tbd)
April 28, 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 
February 18, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
November 19, 2019 No meeting
October 22, 2019 Rescheduled to October 24, 2019 (Annual General Meeting) Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
September 24, 2019 No meeting

Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) meetings

Learn more about the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

June 11, 2020
May 28, 2020 –  Tri-board 
April 23, 2020, Cancelled due to COVID-19
March 26, 2020  Cancelled, due to COVID-19
February, 27, 2020 Cancelled due to poor weather conditions, the next regularly scheduled meeting is March 26, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
January 23, 2020 Agenda (Pdf)
December 12, 2019 Agenda (Pdf)
November 28, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
October 24, 2019 Rescheduled to October 23, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)
September 26, 2019 Agenda (Pdf) Minutes (Pdf)


Links and resources

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62201

Fax: 613-962-1048

Email: [email protected]

Last updated: February 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm