|Section 1000: College Governance
Board Policy: 1080
|Board of Education (BE)
The Board has the authority and responsibility to establish policy which governs the College. The Board accepts the definition of policy set forth by the National School Boards Association:
School Board policies are statements which set forth the purposes and prescribe in general terms the organization and program of a college. They create a framework within which the president and staff can discharge their assigned duties with positive direction. They tell what is wanted.
The formulation and adoption of policies, recorded in writing, will constitute the basic method by which the Board exercises its leadership in the governance of the College.
The policies will be consistent with Oregon Revised Statutes, Oregon Administrative Rules and all applicable federal laws and regulations.
The basic responsibility for initiating, reviewing and recommending new policies or policy modification to the Board will rest with the president. However, new policies or changes in existing policy may be proposed by any College Board member, group or organization, employee, student or other member of the community. The president, in developing policies to recommend to the Board, may be guided by recommendations of employees, community input and advice from legal counsel during the preparation and subsequent review of policy statements.
The president will furnish necessary background information and make all final policy recommendations to the Board.
In cases where action must be taken within the College where the Board has provided no guidelines for administrative action, the president will have the power to act. It will be the duty of the president to inform the Board of such action.
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