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Qikiqtani School Operations

Qikiqtani School Operations

Qikiqtani School Operations (QSO) is one of three Regional School Operations (RSOs) in Nunavut. The QSO supervises and administers activities for twenty-two public schools offering kindergarten through grade 12 programs. Its executive director reports directly to the assistant deputy minister. The main office for the QSO is located in Pond Inlet.


Responsibilities & Services

The QSO is responsible for the day-to-day operation of schools, supervision of teaching staff, liaising with District Education Authorities (DEAs), and overseeing the delivery of educational programs and services for kindergarten to grade 12, under the direction of the Department of Education.  


The QSO is also responsible for:

  • hiring teachers and principals

  • providing relocation assistance

  • supporting school staff in various grades, levels, and subjects through its program consultants

  • approving leaves and tracking school staff attendance

  • offering in-services on curriculum and programming initiatives

  • working with and supporting the local District Education Authority (DEA)



For an overview of the QSO’s organization please see this chart.



P.O. Box 429

Pond Inlet, NU 

X0A 0S0

Tel: (867) 899-7350 (EST)