This is Me in HPE Student Census

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) values the diversity of our students and staff. We are committed to equity, inclusion and working to ensure everyone feels a strong sense of belonging, regardless of their background or personal circumstances.

The communities we serve are growing more diverse. We value this diversity because it contributes to the ideas and perspectives that enrich school communities. To support our efforts, we must learn more about our students and staff so we are able to identify opportunities to help everyone succeed. That's why we conducted a student census and a staff census in November 2021.

Letter from the Director of Education about This is Me in HPE student census (pdf)

We are committed to learning together, with our school communities, to ensure our schools are equitable, accessible and inclusive environments-places where all students, staff, families and community members thrive, feel welcomed, appreciated and respected for their unique contributions to the HPEDSB family.

The HPEDSB 2020-2025 Strategic Plan sets strategic priorities and goals for equitable education opportunities and outcomes, supported by a culture of respect, fairness and high expectations for all. One of the strategic plan goals is to Strengthen community through equity and social justice. Through the planned actions, we believe positive outcomes will be achieved for everyone in our HPEDSB family.

As well, Policy 20: Equity, affirms the Board's commitment to embracing diverse social realities, while maintaining welcoming, safe and inclusive environments for all students and staff. The policy is a reflection of Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy, supporting all areas of HPEDSB procedures, guidelines and practices.