Establishment, Revision, and Oversight of Board Legislation

Section 1. Classification of Board Legislation. Legislation by the Board of Trustees shall be classified as (a) Bylaws and (b) Policies and Procedures. Such legislation shall be classified by the secretary of the Board of Trustees with the advice and consent of the Board of Trustees, previous to or at the time of the adoption of the legislation. The Board of Trustees shall maintain a schedule of monitoring reports and board legislation discussion. The Board shall review Strategic Plan core theme reports each month between January through May. Board legislation may be monitored at any time although a schedule for review shall occur at least once every five (5) years.

Section 2. Bylaws of the Board of Trustees. Legislation concerning the organization and functions of the Board of Trustees itself shall be classified as bylaws of the Board of Trustees.

Section 3. Policies and Procedures. Legislation concerning the basic structure of the internal operating organization of the college shall be classified as policies and procedures.

Section 4. Amendment of Board of Trustees Legislation.

A. No bylaw shall be adopted, repealed or amended, except by affirmative vote of three trustees at a meeting of the Board of Trustees, and unless notice of intention to propose or repeal or amend such bylaw, including a draft thereof, shall have been given at least one week prior to said meeting.

B. Policies and procedures may be changed or amended and additional policies and procedures adopted at regular or special meeting of the Board of Trustees, provided that notice of the intention to change, amend or add to the policies or procedures in whole or in part (which notice may be included in the call for the meeting) shall have been given to the members of the Board of Trustees, and provided further that other Board policies or agreements on amendment procedures are not violated. Such notice shall be in writing and shall include the exact wording proposed.

C. Changes, amendments and additions shall be upon formal motion indicating specifically the change in, amendment of, or addition to, the policies and procedures that is intended. An action of the Board of Trustees, which fails to embody such indication, shall not have the status of a regulation.

Section 5. Procedure. The bylaws of the Board may be revised by majority vote at a regular or special Board of Trustees meeting. Nothing in the bylaws or any act or failure to act by the Board shall be construed or operate as an abridgment of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Board of Trustees.