St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran School is established by resolution of St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. As such, the responsibility for programming and maintenance belongs to the church. In order that these responsibilities may be properly attended to, the congregation elects the Church Council. The Church Council carries out the desires of the congregation, seeking improvements and opportunities for growth. The Board of Education Chairman serves as a member on the Church Council. The Board of Education creates, implements, and revises policies for governing the school. It is also the job of the board to ensure the instruction of the children is being carried out in an effective manner in accordance with the principles of a Christ-centered curriculum. The principal acts as an advisor to the board and council and carries out policy set by them.