Regionalization Policy 115.01
Series: 100 Board of Trustees
Section: Duties and Responsibilities of the Board
The Board of Trustees of Johnson County Community College is opposed to plans to "regionalize" community colleges. These plans are at odds with the unique mission of community colleges and with the notion that community colleges are responsive to the needs of communities in which they are located. These proposals have the potential to be politically divisive and to embroil community colleges in the kind of annual political tug-of-war in the legislature which school districts will face under the new school finance law. These plans also raise troubling questions about local control of community colleges, about regional governing boards, and about possible changes in ownership of existing community college property.