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 for community use 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.
Individuals and groups looking to use space in schools must apply for a permit. All permits are subject to a $5.00 administrative fee. Additional fees may apply as outlined in the rates and user fee schedule below. Click on the links below to learn more about community use of schools, and how to book space for your event or activity. Please review these sections to become familiar with the booking process prior to making your request.
New to Community use or unsure about how to access your online account? Click here.
Already have an account and are familiar with the booking process? Go directly to ONLINE BOOKING.
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
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, and facilitate the coordination of, and improve access to, services for students and the broader community.
Procedure 570: Community Planning and Partnerships describes the process for establishing facility partnerships with community partners and other entities, specifically in new and existing school facilities where students are taught, and for effectively sharing planning information with community organizations, including land use and green space/park planning.
Opportunities for facility partnerships can be considered when doing significant renovations, considering the use of unoccupied space in schools or building new schools. 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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