Frequently Asked Questions

These Frequently Asked Questions are intended to offer basic information about CCRCE 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 Jennifer Rodgers, Communications Manager 902-897-8911 or RodgersJL@ccrsb.ca.

How many schools does the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education operate?
CCRCE is home to 67 schools.

How many students are there in the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education ?
There are 19,514 students currently enrolled.

What geographic area does the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education cover?
The Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education 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 Centre for Education employ?
CCRCE employs approximately 2,700 staff.

Who is the Regional Executive Director of Education?
Gary Adams is the Regional Executive Director of Education and is the educational leader of the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education. He is the liaison between the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and schools, and communities. The Regional Executive Director of Education is accountable to the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development for the educational performance of students. He is responsible for ensuring all schools and regional offices are operated efficiently, and for ensuring the supervision of all regional employees.

Communities represented on the Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education:

  • 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 Centre for Education'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 Centre for Education?
The Chignecto-Central Regional Centre for Education has two main spokespeople: Regional Executive Director of Education 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 Centre for Education community, contact Jennifer Rodgers, Communications Manager 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 Jennifer Rodgers, Communications Manager 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.