The school has Gakko Hojin status granted by Hiroshima Prefecture.
The school’s constitution is the Act of Endowment. The school’s by-laws further clarify the composition and operation of the two boards.
The school is also required to have "School Rules" [ 学則] detailing essential policies and practices and these must be lodged with, and approved by, the Prefecture.
The school is required to have two boards.
The Board of Trustees (BoT) meets about three times a year. There are five categories of membership of the BoT: parents & guardians (6-7 members), staff (3-4), significant financial contributors to the school (1-7), learned persons (9-11) and the final position is for an alumnus of the school. The Board of Trustees must be consulted regarding significant decisions and events such as the annual budget or the appointment of a new Principal.
The Board of Directors (BoD) number 10 and meets more frequently. The Chair of the Board of Trustees and the Principal are automatically members of the Board of Directors. Four more members are elected to the BoD from the ranks of the BoT (and thus sit on both boards). The final four members of the BoD are elected by the Board of Directors from the community at large. The Chair of the Board of Directors is the Rijicho (‘Director General’).
The BoD makes the major strategic decisions regarding the direction and character of the school.
Operational and managerial decisions are the responsibility of the Principal. But the Principal is accountable to the Board of Directors.
The Board Policy Manual lists all the current policies of the school.
The school also has two Auditors who have no vote and may not sit on either board but who may (and usually do) attend all board meetings.