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About Us

The Halifax Regional School Board was created in 1996 through the amalgamation of three individual boards that operated schools in Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford and Halifax County.

Serving 48,000 students in 134 schools, we are the largest school board in Atlantic Canada.

Since 2003, the board has had two student advisors, to provide input on the wide variety of issues that affect students.

The HRSB's vision is to provide a high quality education to every student every day.

HRSB by the numbers:*

Elementary schools: 86
Junior High/Middle schools: 27
Primary to Grade 9: 7
Junior-Senior High schools: 5
Senior High schools: 11
Students, Primary to Grade 6: 25,573
Students, Grades 7 to 9: 10,403
Students, Grades 10 to 12: 12,209
Total staff: 9,000 (approx.)

What does it cost to run the HRSB?

For the 2016-2017 school year, the HRSB will manage a General Fund budget of $442,692,900, of which $300,112,500 comes from the Province of Nova Scotia, $125,835,800 comes from the Halifax Regional Municipality and the remainder from other sources.

The HRSB will also manage a Supplementary Fund budget of $16,087,000 (provided by the HRM) which is spent equitably across the entire region.