Frequently Asked Questions

These Frequently Asked Questions are intended to offer basic information about CCRSB and its Code of Conduct regarding interaction with members of the media. Should you have a basic question not included on this list, please contact the Communications Manager.

How many schools does the Chignecto Central Regional School Board operate?
CCRSB is home to 69 schools.

How many students are there in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board?
There are 20,068 students currently enrolled.

What geographic area does the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board cover?
The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board covers a geographic area stretching from the New Brunswick border to the Antigonish County line and from the Northumberland Strait to the Halifax Regional Municipality.

How many people does the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board employ?
The school board employs approximately 2,700 staff.

Who is the Superintendent?
Gary Adams is the Superintendent/CEO and the only employee of the elected board. Mr. Adams is the educational leader of the school board. He is the liaison between the elected board and schools, and between the elected board and communities. The Superintendent is accountable to the elected school board for the educational performance of students. He is responsible for ensuring all schools and board offices are operated efficiently, and for ensuring the supervision of all board employees.

How many Board members are there and what areas do they represent?
Our elected board members are parents, grandparents and concerned citizens with a wide variety of personal and professional experiences. Of the 17 members, 15 are elected based on geography, the African-Nova Scotian board member is elected based on ethnicity, and the First Nations board member is appointed by the Nova Scotia Minister of Education.

The elected board is accountable to the Nova Scotia Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development and is responsible for promoting excellence in education, and maintaining and managing all school board facilities. The elected board develops policy based on recommendations from board staff, and board staff is then responsible for carrying out that policy.

Communities represented on the Board:

  • Amherst
  • Central Colchester
  • Cumberland County
  • East Hants
  • East Pictou
  • Hants North
  • New Glasgow
  • North Shore
  • South Cumberland
  • Stellarton/Westville & Area
  • Trenton & Area
  • Truro
  • West Colchester
  • West Pictou


What is the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board's operating budget?
The current year's operating budget (revenues and expenditures) can be viewed here.

Who are the spokespeople for the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board?
The Chignecto-Central Regional School Board has three main spokespeople:  the Board Chair, the Superintendent of Schools and the Communications Manager.

How do I arrange an interview with a spokesperson?
To arrange an interview with a spokesperson or another member of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board community, contact the communications manager via email or at 902-897-8911.

How do I arrange to take photos and/or interview staff and students at a school?
Any requests to visit a school must be directed to the Communications Manager via email or at 902-897-8911. For reasons of privacy, safety and in respect for class scheduling, we ask media not show up at a school unannounced. All visits to schools must be scheduled with the Communications Manager.