Portland Adventist Elementary School is governed by a Board of Directors whose members are appointed by thirteen Seventh-day Adventist churches in the greater Portland area. Each of these churches give financial support to the school. These churches are:

 

 

Mt. Tabor Rockwood Lents  
Sharon Stone Tower Romanian  
Sunnyside   Your Bible Speaks   Korean  
Open Arms Vietnamese   Russian 
Spanish        

 

The number of representatives from each church is dependent upon the church's total membership.

In addition to representatives from each church, other Board members include the school's Principal, the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Educational Superintendent, a pastor from each constituent church, the Home & School Leader and a representative elected by the teaching staff.

The Board Chairperson and Vice Chairperson (as well as members of the Executive Committee) are elected annually by the Board from among these board members. Membership on the Personnel Committee, Finance Committee and Policy Committee comes from the representatives sent by the churches to the board or from other individuals appointed from outside the board.

Board meetings are held the third Monday of each month. Board meetings are open to the general public, except during an executive session.