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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 §8.26Creation of a Local Steering Committee

(a) A local group of citizens interested in establishing a community college district shall appoint a Steering Committee of at least seven citizens to provide leadership on behalf of the community college effort.

(b) The Steering Committee shall be composed of a cross-section of the population in the area, with representation from major civic groups and business and industry. A chair, co-chair, and secretary shall be appointed, along with any other officers who may be of assistance to the committee. Where the proposed community college district is to be coextensive with the independent school district, the local board of trustees may serve as the Steering Committee.

(c) The duties of the Steering Committee shall include the following:

  (1) serve as liaison between the local community and the Board;

  (2) be responsible for conducting a feasibility study and survey of the needs and potential for a community college district in the area;

  (3) provide information to the community which, at a minimum, describes the role, mission, and purpose of a public community college;

  (4) summarize and evaluate the results of the feasibility study and survey and formulate conclusions for submission to the Commissioner;

  (5) prepare and circulate a petition for an election to establish a community college district; and

  (6) present the appropriately signed petition as set out in §8.30(a) of this title (relating to Legality of the Petition) for certification in compliance with the Texas Education Code, §§130.012, or 130.033, 130.034, and 130.035.


Source Note: The provisions of this §8.26 adopted to be effective June 2, 1998, 23 TexReg 5669; amended to be effective May 25, 2004, 29 TexReg 5060

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