The Edenton - Chowan Schools Board of Education is made up of seven members. Six board members are elected from three districts (two per district). There is one at-large member. Due to a change in state statute, the board is transitioning from six-year terms to four-year terms. All board members will serve staggered four-year terms by December, 2018.
The primary functions of the board are to establish policies for the operation of the schools and to generally oversee that the superintendent and administrative staff who manage the system's day-to-day operations carry out these policies.
The board recognizes and welcomes its responsibility to hear requests and suggestions from delegations and individuals in the community. Public comments can be made to the Board at regular monthly open meetings. Persons wishing to address the school board may sign up to speak at the meeting site prior to the beginning of each meeting