Return to Sections 20-29 Table of Content Return to Main Menu 21-002 BOT 2/24/82, 3-22-07, 06-23-11 POWERS AND DUTIES OF LOCAL BOARDS (POLICY) A. Purpose 1. The purpose of the District Boards is to provide oversight in the operations of the District College Centers and to ensure that the District College Center is meeting its obligations for complying with the College?s mission statement and strategic plan. B. Policy 1. Powers and Rights of Local Boards a. Each district board shall see that course schedules are determined by Center Directors in collaboration with the Instructional Division and the Registrar based on student enrollment and degree requirements. Center Directors shall keep local boards informed about the scheduling process and final course schedule. b. Local Boards shall act as grievance committees involving students according to outlined procedures. To protect the rights of all involved, steps in the grievance procedure are laid out in the Student Handbook. Situations normally covered in disputes to be arbitrated by the local boards consist in cases of student misconduct and disputes between students. Local Board also hear student appeals on academic suspension as laid out in the student handbook. Local boards do not have the power to evaluate a student?s academic performance, to award grades or to change grades given by an instructor. Should a dispute arise in this area, it will be handled by an academic committee with the appropriate professional credential to judge the student?s work c. Local Boards shall recognize and give approval to official student organizations of the college and receive on the expenditures of student organization funds by District Staff. Student organizations should submit by-laws for approval to the local board. The board shall make sure they operate according to these by-laws. In addition to funding provided to Student organizations through student fees, Student organizations can raise additional funds through fund raising so far as possible. Individual district board By-Laws shall make a representative of the student organization a board member. d. Local Boards shall recommend the hiring of all full-time staff members employed solely for the district center operations, and may evaluate the Center Director which will become a recommendation to the College President. If a relative of a Local Board members applies for a college position, the Board member must remove himself from the deliberation as provided for in 61-420. In the event more than one Local Board member has a relative applying for a position, selection shall be referred to a committee at Piya Wiconi as provided for in 61-420. It is within the local board?s discretion to recommend their full-time employees for one to three year contracts as outlined in the personnel policies and procedures. e. The Local Board shall receive reports of staff activities. The College Center Director in each district shall attend all local board meetings, unless the board specifically excuses him/her and keep the board informed at all times of the overall operation, problems and needs of the center. Local boards shall have the right to set priorities, deadlines, and goals for all local center staff within their job descriptions. f. Local boards shall receive a monthly report of the expenditures and the Fiscal Office?s BER for the District College Center.
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