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:
- Before/After Child Care 
- Early Years Centre or Early Learning Playgroup 
- Preschool Child Care 
- Priority Schools: York River Public School 
Opportunities for facility partnerships can be considered 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. The purpose of the procedure is to describe the process for establishing facility partnerships with community partners and other entities, specifically 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.
Through Procedure 570, a public meeting will be held annually to discuss potential planning and facility partnership opportunities with the public and community organizations. It will be an opportunity for HPEDSB to exchange information with interested partners regarding available space and/or potential co-build projects.
2017 Community Planning & Facility Partnerships meetings
HPEDSB hosted two meetings in August 2017 in order to meet with community partners and other parties who are interested in potentially sharing space in a school. Please refer to the presentation (Pdf)  for the meeting content.
Phone: 613-966-1170 extension 2129