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1005 Authority of the Governing Board

The State of California and the citizens of the Hartnell Community College District vest all authority for the development, management, control and operation of all properties, programs, policies and procedures of the District and the College in the Board of Trustees, here in referred to as the "Governing Board."

The Governing Board may initiate and carry on programs, activities, or otherwise act in any manner which is not in conflict with or inconsistent with or pre-empted by, any law, and which is not in conflict with the purpose for which the college district was established.

The members elected from the seven trustee areas constitute the Board of Trustees, which is solely responsible for the management, programs and activities of the College within the framework of state law and regulations enacted for the governance of community college districts. Board members have authority only when acting as a Governing Board while they are legally in session. The District shall not be bound in any way by any statement or action on the part of any individual Board member or employee, except when such statement or action is in pursuance of specific instructions by the Governing Board.

Education Code 70902 (a)
(Formerly Governing Board Policy 1005; adopted 10-20-81)
Revised and Adopted: 10-1-85, 1-2-90, 7-2-91, 11-3-92, 4-6-98