Schools are hubs for community activities. They are places where people can come together to meet, play and learn.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) welcomes community use of schools and facilities and facility partnerships
in support of healthy, active lifestyles and sustainable, vibrant communities.
COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOLS Information for Staff
In partnership with the Ministry of Education, HPEDSB has affordable and accessible space for community organizations to use outside school hours—auditoriums, classrooms, gymnasiums, lecture theatres and sports fields. Many schools across the district are available for use by not-for-profit and for-profit groups, such as community, educational, cultural, recreational, youth, sports and educational partners. Space may also be rented by private instructors for activities such as music and karate lessons.
Space is available after school hours on weekdays until 10:00 p.m and on weekends, depending on the availability of custodial staff.
School day activities, extra-curricular activities and parent involvement activities organized or sponsored by the school or school board have priority use of school space during and after regular school hours.
Individuals and groups looking to use space in schools must apply for a permit on line. All permits are subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. Additional fees may apply as outlined in the rates and user fee schedule. Please click on the links below to learn more about community use of schools, and to how book space for your event or activity.
NOTE: Effective September 2014 HPEDSB will be using eBase Works to facilitate all community use of schools bookings. Click on ONLINE BOOKING or Permit application process below for more information about how to make a permit request.
For more information about community use of schools, contact:
Community Use of Schools
146 Ann Street, Belleville, Ontario K8N 3L3
Phone: 613-966-1170 // 1-800-267-4350, extension 2361
Partnerships between HPEDSB and community organizations contribute to caring, vibrant communities. HPEDSB welcomes the opportunity to share facilities with community partners during the school day. Opportunities can be considered when doing significant renovations, considering the use of unoccupied space in schools or building new schools. Facility Partnerships can strengthen the role of the school in the community and provide a place for programs and services for students, families and the broader community. For more information about community and facility partnership opportunities, contact:
Community Engagement Officer
613-966-1170 or 1 800-267-4350, ext 2270
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