HPEDSB looking for community input for new five-year strategic plan

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board Chair Lucille Kyle. (Jason Parks/Gazette Staff)




The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) is on the road to creating a new five-year strategic plan and are looking for community members to provide their input.

An important part of the planning involves hearing from families, students, employees and community members about how they can improve and build confidence with them.

HPEDSB is inviting stakeholders to participate in their ‘Thoughexchange’, an online crowdsourcing platform where people can share their ideas, then read about and rate the thoughts of others.

Their purpose is to seek everyone’s thoughts about what they want HPEDSB to be, how they can improve and be the public education choice in our communities.

Our unwavering belief is ‘all students first’ and we’re committed to getting better at serving students,” expressed Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board. “Creating a new five-year strategic plan is important work for the Board of Trustees and staff. We’re looking forward to getting input from our families and communities because it will help us understand what to focus on as we plan for the future of education at HPEDSB. I invite everyone to participate.”

As said on the HPEDSB website, using Thoughtexchange, you can share your thoughts and suggestions, building on the ideas of others.

Thoughtexchange is anonymous and includes thousands of voices in the conversation, not just a handful. All thoughts and ratings are public but your identity remains private.

A brief introductory video includes stories from their students and a message from Kyle.

As you reflect on your interactions with HPEDSB, consider this question: What are the most important things they can do as a public education system to improve and build confidence with you? then add your thoughts.

The input is open until January 31, 2020.

For more information, please contact: Kerry Donnell, Communications & Public Relations Manager, 613.966.1170 or 1.800.267.4350, extension 62354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

or visit https://bit.ly/howcanweimproveHPE to provide your input.