Board Responsibilities Policy 110.00
Series: 100 Board of Trustees
Section: Duties and Responsibilities of the Board
"The board of trustees . . . shall have custody of and be responsible for the property of the community college and shall be responsible for the management and control of the college. The board of trustees shall hold at least one regular meeting each month at a time prescribed by the board." (K.S.A. 71-201)
Power and duties assigned to the Board of Trustees by Kansas statutes include:
- To select its own chairman, and such other officers as it may deem desirable, from among its own membership. The secretary may be chief administrative officer of the college.
- To sue and be sued.
- To determine the educational program of the college, subject to prior approval thereof, as provided in this act and to grant certificates of completion of courses or curriculum.
- To appoint and fix the compensation and term of office of a president or chief administrative officer of the college.
- To appoint, upon nomination of the president or the chief administrative officer, members of the administrative and teaching staffs, to fix and determine, within state adopted standards, their specifications, define their duties, and fix their compensation and terms of employment.
- Upon recommendation of the chief administrative officer, to appoint or employ such other officers of the college, agents, and employees as may be required to carry out the provisions of law and to fix and determine, within state adopted standards, their qualifications, duties, compensation, terms of office or employment and all other items and conditions of employment.
- To enter into contracts.
- To accept from any government or governmental agency, or from any other public or private body, or from any other source, grants or contributions of money or property which the board may use for or in aid of any of its purposes.
- To acquire by gift, purchase, condemnation or otherwise, and to own, lease, use and operate property, whether real, personal, or mixed, or any interest therein, which is necessary or desirable for the community college purposes.
- To enter into lease agreements as lessor of any property, whether real, personal, or mixed, which is owned or controlled by the community college.
- To determine that any property owned by the college is no longer necessary for college purposes and to dispose of the same in such manner and upon such terms and conditions as provided by law.
- To exercise the right of eminent domain, pursuant to Chapter 26 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated.
- To make and promulgate such rules and regulations, not inconsistent with the provisions of law or with rules and regulations of the State Board of Education, that are necessary and proper for the administration and operation of the community college and for the conduct of the business of the board of trustees.
- To exercise all other powers not inconsistent with the provisions of law or with the rules and regulations of State Board of Education, which may be reasonably necessary or incidental to the establishment, maintenance and operation of a community college.
- To appoint a member to fill any vacancy on the board of trustees for the balance of the unexpired term.
- To contract with one or more agencies, either public or private, whether located within or outside the community college district or whether located within or outside the state of Kansas for the conduct by any such agencies of academic or vocational education for students of the community college, and to provide for the payment to any such agencies for their contracted educational services from any funds or moneys of the community college, including funds or moneys received from student tuition, out-district tuition, fees, funds received from the state of Kansas or the United States for academic or vocational education or taxes collected under K.S.A. 71-204 and 72-4424, and amendments thereto.
- To authorize by resolution the establishment of a petty cash fund in an amount not to exceed $1,000, and to designate in such resolution an employee to maintain such petty cash fund.