2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 21 - Education
Chapter 18 - Community Colleges
Article 3 - Community College Districts
Section 21-18-304 - District Board Generally; Duties.
21-18-304. District board generally; duties.
(a) The community college district board shall:
(i) Prescribe and enforce rules and regulations for its own government and for government of the community college under its jurisdiction. Rules and regulations shall not be inconsistent with the rules and regulations of the community college commission;
(ii) Prescribe requirements for graduation;
(iii) Report annually the revenues and expenses of the community college district in accordance with the rules and regulations of the community college commission;
(iv) Submit such reports as the community college commission may require under W.S. 21-18-202;
(v) Require the treasurer and the assistant treasurer of the district board to give such bond in such penalty and with such sureties as the board shall direct and approve, conditioned upon the faithful application of all money and property which may come into their hands by virtue of their office. Each bond shall not exceed one and one-half (1 1/2) times the amount of all college monies handled by the treasurer or assistant treasurer in any one (1) year. Bonds, after being approved by the board, shall be filed with the board, and no disbursements shall be made until the bonds are approved and filed. In case of breach of conditions of bonds, suit shall be brought thereon by the board for the benefit of the district;
(vi) Appoint a chief administrative officer of the community college who shall be given such official title as the board may determine;
(vii) At the first meeting of each fiscal year or at any appropriate time, make an estimate of the amount of funds required to be raised through a tax levy upon the property lying within the district for community college purposes, and present to the board of county commissioners of each county included within the district, a certified estimate of the tax required to raise the appropriate amount. The tax in any one (1) year shall not exceed four (4) mills on the assessed value of the district, excluding any tax approved by the board and imposed under W.S. 21-18-303(b) and any tax approved by the district electors and imposed under W.S. 21-18-311(f). The tax shall be levied and collected in the same manner as other county taxes and when collected, the county treasurer shall forward the tax revenue to the treasurer of the community college district board;
(viii) Control and disburse, or cause to be disbursed, all monies received from any source to maintain the community college;
(ix) Keep a record of all the official acts performed by the board and keep a record of all warrants issued against the monies belonging to the community college district. Payments of money shall be made upon warrant drawn against funds belonging to the community college district and the warrants so drawn must specify upon their face the purposes for which funds are called for by warrants. The board shall provide, at the expense of the district, a seal, upon which shall be engraved the words, ".... Community College District, State of Wyoming", the blank space to contain the legal name of the college district. The seal shall be kept in the possession of the secretary, shall be affixed to all communications or notices required by law to be sent or published by the board and to all warrants drawn upon the district;
(x) Conduct elections held by the community college district for election of board members, the issuance of bonds, the questions of mill levies and annexations and any other community college election appropriately within the jurisdiction of the district board, all in accordance with the election procedures set forth in this act;
(xi) Develop and maintain a comprehensive plan of district buildings addressing district long-term building needs, clearly distinguishing those building needs associated with education space needs attached to the statewide college system strategic plan developed by the community college commission under W.S. 21-18-202(a)(v) from other district needs which may be included within the district's long-term plan. Building plans and capital construction requests shall be submitted to the commission in a form and format specified by commission rule and regulation. In addition, the board shall provide planning, design and other information required by the state construction department under W.S. 21-18-225(g) and shall cooperate with the department and the commission as necessary to undertake any building construction project receiving state funds and addressing needs prioritized by the commission in accordance with W.S. 21-18-225.