School board members are elected to a three-year term of office. Board seats are filled during the elections held in May. All board members are elected at-large based on a plurality of votes. Trustees provide service to the EMS ISD communities without financial compensation. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas; rather, each represents Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD at large.
Following the election, the Board elects a president, vice-president and secretary to serve for one-year terms. Candidates to the Board of Trustees must conform to the requirements of the Texas Education Code.