Desert Marigold School is operated by the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Valley of the Sun Waldorf Education Association, Inc. (VSWEA). The Board of Directors of VSWEA is responsible for deciding legal, financial and policy issues of the school. The Board consists of parents, staff and other community members. The initial term of office for directors shall be for three years beginning in November regardless of when elected. Thereafter, a director can be renewed yearly for a 1 year term with a total maximum number of 6 years. A director that has served the maximum number of years can be eligible for new term after a departure of at least one year. At the regular meeting of the directors held in November and May, directors shall be elected by the Board of Directors.
The bylaws of the VSWEA are available in the school office, as well as guidelines for joining the Board. Board meetings are held on a regular schedule at the school or virtually and all community members are welcome to attend.