The Halifax Regional School Board
(HRSB) is the public school board responsible for 137 elementary, junior high, and high schools located within the Halifax Regional Municipality
in Nova Scotia
. The current Superintendent of the HRSB is Carole Olsen, who has held the position since 2002. The board meets on Spectacle Lake Drive , Dartmouth
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. Board elections have taken place in 1996, 2000, 2004, and 2008.
2006 board dismissal
On December 19, 2006 the Nova Scotia 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."
Howard Windsor was appointed to run the board until the municipal elections took place in October 2008. Mr. Windsor... Read More