About us

  • About us

    Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) serves approximately 15,100 students each day at 35 elementary and 8 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 geographic 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.

    Tour through this site often to read about student celebrations of success, school board updates, upcoming events and other newsworthy items.

    Visit our schools, find out the dates of school holidays or public Board meetings, or read news releases at your leisure.

    ABbout HPEDSB

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170

    Fax: 613-961-2003

    Email: information@hpedsb.on.ca

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  • Information access and protection of privacy

    The following information will provide an understanding and awareness of the access and privacy practices in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

    School boards operate under the authority of the Education Act and are governed by legislation that protects the privacy of individuals, specifically the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and in some instances the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). These Acts give individuals basic access rights and impose various rules on the collection, use and disclosure of personal information within the school board’s custody and control. Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board complies with these laws and is committed to protecting individual privacy while striving to provide an academic program that best meets student’s needs.

    Education Act

    The Education Act is the provincial law that governs education in Ontario. It enables the school board to operate its business and to deliver programs and services to students. The Education Act authorizes school boards to collect personal information for the purpose of planning and delivering educational programs and services, and for reporting to the Ministry of Education as required. Under the Education Act, the principal of the school is required to compile a student record known as the Ontario Student Record (OSR). This record tracks a student’s academic progress through the Ontario Education system and follows the student when they change schools. Access and use of this record is regulated by the Ontario Student Record (OSR) Guideline 2000.

    Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA)

    The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act is the provincial law that requires the protection of personal information and provides individuals with a right of access to public records subject to specific and limited exemptions. The Act also provides specific provisions for how personal information may be collected, used, retained, disclosed and disposed of.

    Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA)

    The Personal Health Information Protection Act is the provincial law that establishes rules for the collection, use and disclosure of personal health specific information about individuals. In a school board PHIPA applies to speech and language and psychological assessments.

    Additional information and resources can also be obtained from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC). The IPC Guide to Ontario Legislation Covering the Release of Students’ Personal Information (pdf) provides students, parents and school board staff with a basic understanding of how the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act interacts with the Education Act and other Ontario legislation to protect privacy and provide access to the personal information of students.

    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about access and privacy

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2201

    Fax: 613-962-1048

    Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

    CASL is Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation which came into effect on July 1, 2014. The purpose of this legislation is to minimize receipt of unsolicited electronic messages, whether in the form of email, text messages, social media or other means of telecommunication, that are sent for commercial reasons. It is also intended to reduce electronic threats to commerce, including phishing, pharming, malware and spyware.

    Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation prohibits the sending of a commercial electronic message (CEM) that promotes or encourages participation in a commercial activity unless specific requirements are met. This means that anyone who sends a commercial electronic message must do the following:

    • Obtain consent from the recipient
    • Provide prescribed identification to the recipient
    • Provide an unsubscribe option on the outgoing message

    Schools, school councils, student councils, trustees and employees must comply with CASL if they send CEMs that encourage participation in a commercial activity. Seeking consent is crucial. School board strategies and mechanisms to ensure compliance are being developed and implemented.

    If you didn’t receive an e-mail from the school asking you to confirm your consent you can do one of the following:

    Links and resources

    FAQs

    Frequently asked questions about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2201

    Fax: 613-962-1048

    Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

  • Broader Public Sector publications

    The Business Services team is focused on maximizing and aligning resources to provide excellent learning and working environments to help all students and employees reach their full potential.

    The team is comprised of the following departments: Accounting Services, Business Services, Facility Services, Payroll and Benefits Services, Purchasing Services. Tri-Board Student Transportation Services Inc., is our partner organization responsible for student transportation.

    Broader Public Sector reference documents

    Links and resources

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2282

    Fax: 613-966-9882

    Email: business.services@hpedsb.on.ca

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2282

    Fax: 613-966-9883

    Email: business.services@hpedsb.on.ca

  • Policies & Procedures

    The Board Policy Handbook of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is intended to be supplemented by an Administrative Procedures Manual, the primary written document by which the director of education directs staff. The Administrative Procedures Manual must be entirely consistent with the Board Policy Handbook.

    The development of two separate and distinct documents is meant to reinforce the distinction in Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board between the board’s responsibility to govern and the director’s executive or administrative duties.

    View all policies and procedures

    Contact information

    Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

    Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2201

    Fax: 613-962-1048

    Email: directors.office@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: July 4, 2017 at 12:20 pm