Chinle Unified School District is governed by a five-member board of trustees elected by popular vote. The Governing Board consists of a President, a Board Clerk and three Members. Operating within the laws of the state legislature, and the rules and regulations of the state Board of Education, the board sets policy for the management of the district. The superintendent and district staff are available for the execution of these policies.

All regularly scheduled board meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.