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HTMLPDF132K-995-990Appendix—Community College Act of 1967—Definitions and districts. Pierce College.
Reviser's note: (1) Fort Steilacoom Community College has been renamed Pierce College. See chapter 28B.50 RCW.
(2) The excerpts of the Community College Act of 1967 (chapter 8, Laws of 1967 ex. sess.) as set forth in this chapter, do not reflect certain amendments enacted by the state legislature subsequent to the filing of this chapter with the code reviser. For current law, see chapter 28B.50 RCW.


Appendix—Community College Act of 1967—Definitions and districts. Pierce College.

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Community College Act of 1967
Definitions & Districts
new section. Section 3. As used in this act, unless the context requires otherwise, the term:
(2) "College board" shall mean the state board for community college education created by this act;
(4) "District" shall mean any one of the community college districts created by this act;
(5) "Board of Trustees" shall mean the local community college board of trustees established for each community college district within the state;
(6) "Council" shall mean the coordinating council for occupational education;
(10) "Community college" shall include where applicable, vocational-technical and adult education programs conducted by community colleges and vocational-technical institutes whose major emphasis is in post-high school education.
new section. Section 4. The state of Washington is hereby divided into twenty-two community college districts as follows:
(11) The eleventh district shall encompass all of Pierce County, except for the present boundaries of the common school districts of Tacoma and Peninsula;
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Establishing & Organizing District Boards
new section. Section 10. There is hereby created a community college board of trustees for each community college district as set forth in this act. Each community college board of trustees shall be composed of five trustees, who shall be appointed by the governor from a list of nominees submitted by the nominating committee in accordance with section 11 of this act.
The initial appointees to the board of trustees shall draw lots at the first meeting thereof to determine their respective initial terms. One trustee shall serve for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years.
Thereafter, until July 1, 1969, the successors of the trustees initially appointed shall be appointed by the governor to serve for a term of five years except that any person appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of any term shall be appointed only for the remainder of the term.
Every trustee shall be a resident and qualified elector of his community college district. No trustee may serve as a member of the board of directors of any school district, or as an elected officer or member of the legislative authority of any municipal corporation.
Each board of trustees shall organize itself by electing a chairman from its members. The board shall adopt a seal and may adopt such bylaws, rules and regulations as it deems necessary for its own government. Three members of the board shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser number may adjourn from time to time and may compel the attendance of absent members in such manner as prescribed in its bylaws, rules, or regulations. The district president, or if there be none, the president of the community college, shall serve as, or may designate another person to serve as, the secretary of the board, who shall not be deemed to be a member of the board.
new section. Section 11. In each community college district of the state there is hereby created a nominating committee to select no less than five nominees for consideration by the governor for the initial trustees. The nominating committee shall be composed of each member of the state legislature residing within the boundaries of the community college district to be served.
The senior legislator on each committee shall serve as chairman of the committee and shall call the meeting at some conveniently located place and shall set the time of the meeting.
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Section 11. (cont'd) The members of the nominating committee shall be entitled to per diem and expenses as provided in RCW 44.04.120 and such payments shall be a proper charge to the college board.
new section. Section 12. Within forty-five days after the effective date of this act, each nominating committee shall submit a list of no less than five nominees, who shall be residents of the community college district, to the governor for selection of the community college district board of trustees for that district. In preparing the list of names to be submitted to the governor, the members of the committee shall give consideration to geographical exigencies, and the interests of labor, industry, agriculture and the professions. In the event that the nominating committee from any district fails to submit a list of nominees to the governor by the prescribed date, he shall appoint the trustees for that district from registered voters residing within that district, observing the same considerations as prescribed for the committee in making its nominations.
new section. Section 13. Within thirty days of their appointment or July 1, 1967, whichever is sooner, the various district boards of trustees shall organize, adopt bylaws for its own government, and make such rules and regulations not inconsistent with this 1967 act as they deem necessary. At such organizational meeting it shall elect from among its members a chairman and a vice chairman, each to serve for one year, and annually thereafter shall elect such officers to serve until their successors are appointed or qualified. The chief executive officer of the community college district shall serve as secretary of the board. Three trustees shall constitute a quorum, and no action shall be taken by less than a majority of the trustees of the board. The first order of business after organization shall be to prepare for the orderly assumption of the duties and responsibilities of the administration and management of the community college district and the facilities thereof. The district boards shall transmit a report in writing to the college board before October 1st of each year which report shall contain a summary of its proceedings during the preceding fiscal year, a detailed and itemized statement of all revenue and all expenditures made by or on behalf of the district boards, such other information as it may deem necessary or useful, and any other additional information which may be requested by the college board. The fiscal year of the district boards shall conform to the fiscal year of the state.
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Powers & Duties of the Board of Trustees
new section. Section 14. Each community college board of trustees:
(1) Shall operate all existing community colleges and vocational-technical institutes in its district;
(2) Shall create comprehensive programs of community college education and training and maintain an open-door policy in accordance with the provisions of section 9(3) of this act;
(3) Shall employ for a period to be fixed by the board a college president for each community college, a director for each vocational-technical institute or school operated by a community college, a district president in the event there is more than one college and/or separated institute or school located in the district, members of the faculty and such other administrative officers and other employees as may be necessary or appropriate and fix their salaries and duties;
(4) May establish, under the approval and direction of the college board, new facilities as community needs and interests demand.
(5) May establish or lease, operate, equip and maintain dormitories, food service facilities, bookstores and other self-supporting facilities connected with the operation of the community college;
(6) May, with the approval of the college board, issue and sell revenue bonds for the construction, reconstruction, erection, equipping with permanent fixtures, (demolition and major alteration of buildings or other capital assets,) and the acquisition of sites, rights of way, easements, improvements or appurtenances, for dormitories, food service facilities, and other self-supporting facilities connected with the operation of the community college in accordance with the provisions of RCW 28.76.180 through 28.76.210 [RCW 28B.10.300—28B.10.330] where applicable;
(7) May establish fees and charges for the facilities authorized hereunder, including reasonable rules and regulations for the government thereof, not inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the college board; each board of trustees operating a community college may enter into agreements, subject to rules and regulations of the college board, with owners of facilities to be used for housing regarding the management, operation, and government of such facilities, and any board entering into such an agreement may:
(a) Make rules and regulations for the government, management and operation of such housing facilities deemed necessary or advisable; and
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(b) Employ necessary employees to govern, manage and operate the same.
(8) May receive such gifts, grants, conveyances, devises and bequests of personal property from private sources, as may be made from time to time, in trust or otherwise, whenever the terms and conditions thereof will aid in carrying out the community college programs as specified by law and the regulations of the state college board; sell, lease or exchange, invest or expend the same or the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof according to the terms and conditions thereof; and adopt regulations to govern the receipt and expenditure of the proceeds, rents, profits and income thereof;
(9) May establish and maintain night schools whenever in the discretion of the board of trustees it is deemed advisable, and authorize classrooms and other facilities to be used for summer or night schools or for public meetings and for any other uses consistent with the use of such classrooms or facilities for community college purposes;
(10) May make rules and regulations for pedestrian and vehicular traffic on property owned, operated, or maintained by the community college district;
(11) Shall prescribe, with the assistance of the faculty, the course of study in the various departments of the community college or colleges under its control, and notwithstanding any other provision of law, publish such catalogues and bulletins as may become necessary;
(12) May grant to every student, upon graduation or completion of a course of study, a suitable diploma, nonbaccalaureate degree or certificate;
(13) Shall enforce the rules and regulations prescribed by the state board for community college education for the government of community colleges, students and teachers, and promulgate such rules and regulations and perform all other acts not inconsistent with law or rules and regulations of the state board for community college education as the board of trustees may in its discretion deem necessary or appropriate to the administration of community college districts: Provided, That such rules and regulations shall include, but not be limited to, rules and regulations relating to housing, scholarships and discipline: Provided further, That the board of trustees may suspend or expel from community colleges students who refuse to obey any of the duly promulgated rules and regulations;
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(14) May, by written order filed in its office, delegate to the president or district president any of the powers and duties vested in or imposed upon it by this act. Such delegated powers any duties may be exercised in the name of the district board.
(15) May perform such other activities consistent with this act and not in conflict with the directives of the college board; and
(16) Shall perform any other duties and responsibilities imposed by law or rule and regulation of the state board.
new section. Section 15. Any resident of the state may enroll in any program or course maintained or conducted by a community college district upon the same terms and conditions regardless of the district of his residence.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 86-15-020 (Order 86-1, Resolution No. 86-1), § 132K-995-990, filed 7/11/86; Appendix (codified as WAC 132K-995-990), filed 9/20/67.]