The Northern Highlands Regional High School Board of Education is comprised of a ten board members who are elected by the constituents in the three municipalities (Upper Saddle River, Allendale, and Ho-Ho-Kus) whose students attend the Northern Highlands Regional High School district. As Saddle River has less than 10% of the entire districts population, they have a non-voting liaison on the Board who serves as the 11th member. Currently, five members are elected from the Borough of Upper Saddle River, four from the Borough of Allendale and one from the Borough of Ho-Ho-Kus. The numeric breakdown of members is determined by total student population from each specific town, one member for each 10% of the entire schools population. Board members serve three-year terms. The Board serves its community without remuneration.
The Board is the policy-making body and oversees the curriculum, finances, facilities, and employment of the Superintendent and other professional staff. The Board has complete and final control over school matters within limits established by state and federal laws and regulations. Among its many responsibilities, the Board establishes a vision for the district and sets district policies and goals.