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Board Meetings

Regular meetings are scheduled for 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the Hugh W. Speer Board Room, GEB 137.

Any exceptions to these dates or times are noted by asterisk below. Regular meeting dates or times may be changed by majority consent of the Board of Trustees (Board Policy 112.00).

2018-2019 Board Meeting Dates

July 19 (budget publication)
Aug. 16 (budget public hearing and adoption)
Sept. 20
Oct. 16*
Nov. 15
Dec. 13*

Jan. 17
Feb. 21
Mar. 21
Apr. 18* (4 p.m.)
May 16
June 20

Can anyone attend a board of trustees meeting?

JCCC's board of trustees abides by the Kansas Open Meeting Acts (KOMA), KSA 75-4317 et seq. Therefore, board of trustee meetings are open to the public. Only executive sessions are closed.

What is an executive session?

The board may call an executive session, which is open only to the elected members of the board of trustees. Others, such as college counsel, may attend an executive session by invitation. The trustees may go into executive session for these reasons:

  • To discuss personnel matters concerning non-elected personnel
  • To consult with the college's attorney
  • To confer on employer-employee negotiation
  • To discuss matters affecting a student
  • For preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property
  • For reasons of security, if open discussion would jeopardize security

Do I need to tell someone that I wish to attend a board meeting?

No. After you've signed in, you may simply take a seat in the meeting room (usually the Hugh W. Speer Board Room, GEB 137). Board packets, which tell you what will be discussed at the regular monthly meeting, are available online.

How can I find out when and where the board meets?

The meeting dates are posted online. Meetings usually begin at 5 p.m. (those that start at a different time are noted by an asterisk) and take place in the Hugh W. Speer Board Room, GEB 137, on the JCCC campus. The dates and times of regular meetings may be changed by the majority consent of the board of trustees.

The board may also call special meetings in between the regular monthly meetings and set times for workshops and retreats. Special meeting dates and times are posted on the online event calendar. Changes to meeting times and the dates and times of special meetings, workshops and retreats will be posted. The media is also notified of meeting times and dates.