The Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees consists of seven members, each of whom has been elected to serve a three-year term. School board members are entrusted with the responsibility of setting policy and promoting educational excellence for Highland Park ISD and receive no compensation. While candidates run for specific places, they do not represent specific geographical areas. To be elected to the Highland Park ISD Board of Trustees, a candidate must receive a plurality of votes, meaning more votes than any other candidate for that place (except as otherwise provided by law). Election Day is the first Saturday each May. Dallas County registered voters may now vote at any vote center.