The Prince William County School Board makes the policies that govern the school division. There are eight members on the School Board, one from each magisterial district and an at-large member who serves as chairman. Prince William County residents elect their School Board representatives, who serve four-year terms.
The policies developed by the School Board for the operation of the school division cover instruction, administration, personnel, students and other areas. Copies of the Policy & Regulation Manuals (select) are available on-line, at the county libraries, the school Division's central offices, and all of the schools.