Dr. S.E. McDowell Elementary School has its own governing board. It is made up of an equal number of staff members and parents. The governing board plays a crucial role in determining a school’s direction and works in conjunction with the school principal.
The governing board is responsible for approving and overseeing a variety of issues including educational projects and the implementation of school budgets, regulation and student supervision policies. The board is also involved in the choice of school textbooks and other instructional materials, school closures as well as the selection process for the appointment of the school principal and confessional status.