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Board Responsibilities Policy 110.00
Johnson County Community College
Series: 100 Board of Trustees
Section: Duties and Responsibilities of the Board

Applicability: This Policy applies to the Johnson County Community College (“JCCC” or the “College”) Board of Trustees (the “Board”).

Purpose: The purpose of this Policy is to set out the powers and duties assigned to the Board of Trustees in accordance with Kansas law.


In accordance with Kansas law, the Board of Trustees shall have custody of and be responsible for the property of the College and shall be responsible as the policy-making governing body for the operation, management and control of the College. Powers and duties assigned to the Board of Trustees shall be as set forth in K.S.A. 71-201, and amendments thereto, and shall generally include the following:

  1. To hold at least one regular meeting each month.
  2. To select its own chairperson and officers, and to fill vacancies on the Board for unexpired terms.
  3. To sue and be sued.
  4. To determine the educational program of the College.
  5. To appoint and fix the compensation and term of office of a President or chief administrative officer of the College.
  6. To appoint or employ agents and employees of the College, including administrative and teaching staff based on policies and to set standards regarding qualifications, duties, compensation, and terms and conditions of their employment.
  7. To enter into contracts.
  8. To accept funds and property from any source which the Board may use for or in aid of any of its purposes.
  9. To acquire property by purchase or lease, real or personal, which is necessary or desirable for College purposes.
  10. To lease property owned by the College.
  11. To dispose of property that is no longer necessary for College purposes.
  12. To exercise the right of eminent domain.
  13. To make rules and regulations necessary and proper for the administration and operation of the College.
  14. To exercise all powers not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the Board of Regents which may be reasonably necessary for the establishment, maintenance and operation of the College.
  15. To contract with outside agencies for the education of the students of the College.
  16. To establish a petty cash fund not to exceed $1,000.
  17. To sell general obligation bonds, certificates of participation, or such similar debt instruments for the acquisition of property and construction, repair or remodel of improvements on such property within the limits set by Kansas law.

Date of Adoption:
Revised: 01/18/2018, 11/17/2022