Community planning and partnerships

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) welcomes community use of school and community partnerships in support of healthy, active lifestyles and sustainable, vibrant communities. The school board’s first responsibility is to ensure student safety and well-being, and to support student achievement.

Cooperative and collaborative partnerships are part of the foundation of a strong, vibrant and sustainable public education system. Partnerships can strengthen the role of the schools in communities, provide a place for programs, facilitate the coordination of, and improve access to, services for students and the broader community.

Programs in place at several schools include the following:

There may be opportunities for facility partnerships when HPEDSB is considering the use of unoccupied space in schools, doing significant renovations at schools, or building new schools.

Procedure 570: Community Planning and Partnership (Pdf) describes the process for establishing a facility partnership with community organizations. It outlines the specifics for partnerships in new and existing facilities where students are taught, and for effectively sharing planning information with community organizations. This procedure is based on the Ministry of Education Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline, 2015.

As per Procedure 570, a public meeting will be held annually to discuss potential planning and facility partnership opportunities with the public and community organizations and to exchange information with interested partners about available space and/or potential co-build projects.

2022 Community Planning and Partnership Meeting

HPEDSB is hosting three in-person public meetings in April 2022 to connect with community partners about the options for sharing space in HPEDSB schools. Each meeting will offer an information exchange and an opportunity for partners to share ideas about school board-related plans or proposals.

The same information will be presented at each meeting. Participants can expect to learn the following:

  • specific details about the partnership process;
  • the expectations for both the school board and community partners;
  • information about available spaces in existing schools;
  • new school board capital plans; and
  • empty/closed schools.

Meeting Dates 

View the presentation (PDF) (April 2022 meetings)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022         1:00-2:00 p.m. at C.M.L. Snider School (1240 Main St., Wellington)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022         4:00-5:00 p.m. at Prince Charles Public School (138 Dufferin Ave. S., Trenton)

Monday, April 25, 2022                10:00-11:00 a.m. at York River Public School (131 Newkirk Blvd., Bancroft)

Please RSVP by Tuesday April 12, 2022, by emailing [email protected] with your confirmation of attendance and your preferred session, or by calling Michelle Hicks at: 613-966-1170 Ext. 62282.

Expression of Interest Form (Pdf)

Contact information

Toll-free: 1-800-267-4350

Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 62129

Email: [email protected]

Last updated: April 26, 2022 at 2:30 pm
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