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§ 19-1905-A. Powers and duties of board of trustees

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 24 P.S. EducationEffective: December 30, 2019

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 24 P.S. Education
Chapter 1. Public School Code of 1949 (Refs & Annos)
Article XIX-a. Community Colleges (Refs & Annos)
Effective: December 30, 2019
24 P.S. § 19-1905-A
§ 19-1905-A. Powers and duties of board of trustees
(a) The affairs of any community college established under this act shall be administered and supervised by a board of trustees. Subject to any law and to any policies, standards, rules and regulations adopted by the State Board of Education provided for community colleges, the board shall, for the purpose of establishing, operating and maintaining a community college, have the power, and its duty shall be:
(1) To appoint and fix the salary of a president.
(2) To hold, rent, lease, sell, purchase and improve land, buildings, furnishings, equipment, materials, books and supplies.
(3) To enter into contracts for services with schools, colleges or universities, or with school districts or municipalities, to effectuate the purposes of this act.
(4) To accept and receive gifts of real and personal property and Federal, State and local moneys and grants, and to expend the same.
(5) To make policies providing for the admission and expulsion of students, the courses of instruction, the tuition and fees to be charged and for all matters related to the government and administration of the college.
(6) To submit to the State Board of Education for its approval proposed amendments to the community college plan.
(7) To enter into contracts for services to high schools of member districts to provide area career and technical education services.
(8) To exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as are necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this act.
(b) Contracts shall be entered into and other acts shall be done by the board of trustees of a community college in the name of the community college. The board of trustees shall submit an annual budget for consideration and approval by the local sponsor. The submission of the budget by the board of trustees shall constitute a “formal action” as defined by the act of July 19, 1974 (P.L. 486, No. 175), referred to as the Public Agency Open Meeting Law.1 The board of trustees shall supervise the expenditure of appropriations made by the local sponsor and shall conduct the business affairs of the community college in accordance with rules, regulations and procedures approved by the local sponsor. All property purchased by or granted to the board of trustees of a community college shall be held in the name of a community college on behalf of the local sponsor of the college.
(c) Each member of a local sponsor is authorized to enter into a written agreement with the board of trustees of the community college for the purpose of providing operating expenses for at least a five-year period and for capital expenses for such term or period as is necessary for the reduction of capital indebtedness not to exceed thirty years.
(d) In no event shall the obligation of any member of the sponsor for the operating and capital expenses of a community college exceed the limit of such member's authority to levy taxes pursuant to this act or any other act of the General Assembly or its right to incur or increase its indebtedness under Article IX of the Constitution of Pennsylvania.


1949, March 10, P.L. 30, No. 14, art. XIX-A, § 1905-A, added 1985, July 1, P.L. 103, No. 31, § 1, imd. effective. Amended 2019, Oct. 30, P.L. 460, No. 76, § 49, effective in 60 days [Dec. 30, 2019].


65 P.S. § 261 et seq. (repealed); see now, 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
24 P.S. § 19-1905-A, PA ST 24 P.S. § 19-1905-A
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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