In Richland School District Two, seven individuals make up the board that this the legal entity for conducting the system of public education in the are of the school district. Members of the board are public officers chosen by citizens to represent them and the state in the legislative management of public schools.
According to Policy AB, the board must implement statutory requirements pertaining to public education and implement local citizens' desires for educating the community's youth. While the board has an obligation to determine and assess citizens' desires, when citizens elect board members to represent them in the conduct of public education, they at the same time endow them with the authority to exercise their best judgement in determining policies, making decisions, and approving procedures for carrying out their responsibilities. The board maintains communication with the citizens of the district; establishes policies and makes decisions on the basis of the declared educational philosophy and goals; and acts as a representative body for citizens of the district in matters involving public education.