Halifax Regional School Board

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Halifax Regional School Board
Halifax Regional School Board (logo).png
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Coordinates 44°42′5″N 63°34′53.7″W / 44.70139°N 63.581583°W / 44.70139; -63.581583Coordinates: 44°42′5″N 63°34′53.7″W / 44.70139°N 63.581583°W / 44.70139; -63.581583
District information
Superintendent Elwin LeRoux[1]
Schools 136[2]
Students and staff
Students 48,185[2]
Other information
Website www.hrsb.ca

The Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) is the public school board responsible for 136 elementary, junior high, and high schools located within the Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia, Canada. The current Superintendent of the HRSB is Elwin LeRoux. The board meets on Spectacle Lake Drive, Dartmouth. The board's stated vision is "to provide a high quality education to every student every day".[2]


Coverage map of the school board

The board was created in 1996 with the amalgamation of three school boards that had jurisdiction over the former components of the Halifax Regional Municipality, which was created at the same time.[2] Board elections have taken place in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012.

2006 board dismissal[edit]

On December 19, 2006 the Minister of Education, Karen Casey, dismissed all 13 members of the board due to interpersonal conflicts and having failed to comply with the their Code of Ethics. The minister stated, "This board has failed to meet the performance standards set out under Section 64 (6) of the Education Act. Sec. 64 states that a school board, in carrying out its responsibilities under this act, shall meet education program services and performance standards established by the minister."[3] Seven of the former Halifax Regional School Board members are considering legal action against the government for disbanding the elected group.[4]

Howard Windsor, a former deputy minister, was appointed to act as the board until the municipal elections took place in October 2008.[5] Mr. Windsor decided to discontinue their yearly stipends of $8,200, stating: "I respect the work done by the previous board members, but I see no reason to continue to pay them when they have neither the responsibility nor the authority to act on the public’s behalf."[6] Windsor was replaced by a nine-member elected Board during regularly scheduled elections in 2008.



  • Don Trider (1996–1999)
  • David Reid (1999–2002)
  • Carole Olsen (2002–2012)
  • Judy White Interim (2012–2013)
  • Elwin LeRoux (2012–Present)

Current board members[edit]

  • Gin Yee, District 3: Dartmouth Centre - Dartmouth North (Chair)
  • Dave Wright, District 8: Lower Sackville - Upper Sackville (Vice-Chair)
  • Melinda Daye, African Nova Scotian Representative
  • Kirk Arsenault, Mi'kmaq Representative
  • Bridget Ann Boutilier, District 1: Eastern Shore - Fall River
  • Nancy Jakeman, District 2: Cole Harbour - Dartmouth East
  • Cindy Littlefair, District 4: Peninsula South - Peninsula West
  • Christy Linders, District 5: Peninsula North - Fairview
  • Sheryl Blumenthal-Harrison, District 6: Clayton Park West - Spryfield
  • Steve Warburton, District 7: South Shore - Bedford


Citadel High School

High schools[edit]

Junior high schools[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Office of the Superintendent". Halifax Regional School Board. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About Us". Halifax Regional School Board. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Squabbling costs school board members their jobs". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. December 19, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Fired school board members ponder lawsuit". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. December 21, 2006. Retrieved November 17, 2008. 
  5. ^ Kimber, Stephen (2 October 2008). "Class dismissed". The Coast. 
  6. ^ "Stipends Discontinued for Former HRSB Members" (PDF). Halifax Regional School Board. 29 January 2007. 

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