Office of the Superintendent

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The Superintendent of Schools reports to the elected Board. The Superintendent is responsible for day-to-day operations of school board offices and public schools in the region, as well as supervision of all school board employees. The Superintendent’s staff works closely with the Board Chair to ensure a strong connection between the elected Board and administration. The Office of the Superintendent also supports Board members in carrying out their duties.

Student Transfers

If you wish to send your child to a school other than the one serving your home address, AVRSB has a process to apply for student transfer. A transfer request is not approved automatically—it will be considered by the principals of the "sending" and "receiving" schools according to certain guidelines. If your request is approved, you are responsible for arranging transportation to and from school.

To start the process, contact your local school. Guidelines for student transfer and the “Request for Student Transfer” application form are available from your local school, or download the form here.

Parent/Guardian Concerns

If you have a concern about something at your child’s school, we want to hear from you. We will make every effort to address your concern in a timely manner. The first step is to contact your child’s teacher or the staff member involved. Most concerns can be resolved at this level. If you feel more action is needed, the next step is to speak to your child’s principal.

If the concern can’t be resolved at the school level, please contact the Supervisor of School Support Services at 902-538-4745. If a resolution still can’t be reached, then please contact the Director of Programs and Services by calling 902-538-4617. The last step in this process is to contact the Office of the Superintendent of Schools at 902-538-4615. You can also call the AVRSB switchboard toll-free at 1-800-850-3887 to reach these offices.

Storm Days/Weather Information

The decision to cancel or change bus transportation and/or school schedules is taken very seriously, and we appreciate that changes like these have an impact on your family. We rely on up-to-date weather forecasts, road condition reports and real-time staff observations to make decisions like these. Safety is always our first priority.

Any cancellations or changes due to road or weather conditions are announced in several ways:

Cancellations or changes to bus transportation and/or school schedules before the start of the school day are announced shortly after 6:00 a.m.

Conducting Academic Research with AVRSB

Academic researchers interested in conducting formal research with AVRSB or within any AVRSB school should contact 902-538-4615 or

DEECD - Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

Name:Kim GrimardPosition:Board SecretaryFacility:Regional OfficeE-mail:board.secretary@avrsb.caPhone:902-538-4675Fax:902-538-4634
Name:Leanne ChesnuttPosition:Executive Assistant to the SuperintendentFacility:Regional OfficeE-mail:leanne.chesnutt@avrsb.caPhone:902-538-4615Fax:902-538-4634
Name:Roberta KubikPosition:Superintendent of SchoolsFacility:Regional OfficeE-mail:superintendent@avrsb.caPhone:902-538-4615Fax:902-538-4634


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Contact us

121 Orchard Street PO Box 340 Berwick NS Canada B0P 1E0
  • Toll Free: 800-850-3887
  • Phone: 902-538-4600
  • Fax: 902-538-4630

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