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TITLE 19EDUCATION
PART 1TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD
CHAPTER 8CREATION, EXPANSION, DISSOLUTION, OR CONSERVATORSHIP OF PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICTS
SUBCHAPTER BCREATION OF A PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
RULE §8.25Provisions Applicable to Each Type of District

The following additional provisions are applicable to each type of proposed community college district:

  (1) The proposed community college must be planned as a comprehensive two-year institution primarily serving its local taxing district and service area (as defined in the Texas Education Code, Chapter 130, Subchapter J), offering:

    (A) technical programs up to two years in length leading to associate degrees or certificates;

    (B) vocational programs leading directly to employment in semi-skilled and skilled occupations;

    (C) freshman and sophomore courses in arts and sciences, including the state-mandated core curriculum;

    (D) continuing adult education programs for occupational or cultural upgrading;

    (E) compensatory education programs designed to fulfill the commitment of an admissions policy allowing the enrollment of disadvantaged students;

    (F) a continuing program of counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their individual educational goals;

    (G) workforce development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs;

    (H) adult literacy and other basic skill programs for adults; and

    (I) such other programs as may be prescribed by the Coordinating Board or local governing boards in the best interest of postsecondary education in Texas.

  (2) Substantial evidence must be presented indicating that the proposed community college shall reach a minimum enrollment of 1,000 full-time equivalent students within three years of the date of its authorization.

  (3) Evidence must be given that the proposed community college district shall be eligible to receive a proportionate share of the legislative appropriation for public community colleges. Eligibility criteria for legislative appropriations are set out in Texas Education Code, §130.003.


Source Note: The provisions of this §8.25 adopted to be effective June 2, 1998, 23 TexReg 5669; amended to be effective May 25, 2004, 29 TexReg 5060

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