Evanston Township High School District 202 is governed by the Board of Education comprised of seven locally-elected members. School Board members serve, uncompensated, for four-year terms. The Board of Education is responsible for hiring a superintendent to ensure the school is managed in accordance with State of Illinois laws and policies set forth by the school board. The Board of Education should also set educational goals for the schools - based on state laws and community values - and see that the superintendent as well as all district staff members vigorously pursue those goals.
Members of the District 202 Board of Education are elected at-large during the Consolidated Election on the first Tuesday in April of each odd-numbered year. (If that date conflicts with Passover, the election moves to the second Tuesday.) Terms of members are staggered so that there are three or four seats contested at each biennial election.