Under the terms of School Act, the Northland Board is responsible for setting the policies under which the Division and its school will operate and to provide education for its students.
On July 13, 2016, Minister of Education David Eggen announced the appointment of Lois Byers as official trustee. Lois is responsible for establishing the annual budget, planning and goal-setting for the division, evaluating the superintendent and setting priorities that meet students' needs and reflect the community's wishes.
Under the authority of the Northland School Division Act, Local School Board Committees in each Northland community are formed. Local School Board Committee elections for three to five members run every four years in conjunction with municipal elections.
Local School Board Committees, the Advisory Committee and the Superintendent of Schools are advisory to the Official Trustee.