Programs and Services

Educational Technology and Student Data
School Support Services
Student Services

The Programs and Services Department is responsible for all aspects of educational programs, professional development, and educational services for students and teachers within the region. 

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.


Correspondence Studies
Home Schooling

Name:Dave JonesPosition:Director of Programs & ServicesFacility:Regional OfficeE-mail:dave.jones@avrsb.caPhone:902-538-4617Fax:902-538-4652
Name:Melissa TatePosition:Executive Assistant to the Director of Programs & ServicesFacility:Regional OfficeE-mail:melissa.tate@avrsb.caPhone:902-538-4617Fax:902-538-4652


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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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