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Lone Star College System District
Board Policy Manual

Fourth Edition

Table of Contents: Section I - Governance

I.A. THE COLLEGE'S LEGAL STATUS

  • I.A.1.01 College Legal Name and Status
  • I.A.1.02 Definitions
  • I.A.1.03 College Service Area and Taxing Boundaries
  • I.A.1.04 College Boundaries and New Campuses or College Districts

I.B. THE COLLEGE'S FOUNDATIONAL PRINCIPLES

  • I.B.1.01 Purpose
  • I.B.1.02 Vision Statement
  • I.B.1.03 Mission Statement
  • I.B.1.04 Value Statements
  • I.B.1.05 Biennial Review
  • I.B.1.06 Multicultural Education
  • I.B.1.07 Operational Philosophy
  • I.B.1.08 Institutional Effectiveness Plan
  • I.B.1.09 Program Offerings
I.C. THE COLLEGE'S ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION

I.C.1. Administrative Structure

  • I.C.1.01 Policy
  • I.C.1.02 Definitions
  • 1.C.1.03 Policies and Procedures
  • I.C.1.04 Construing Policy and Procedure
  • I.C.1.05 Participatory Governance
I.D. BOARD POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES

I.D.1. Board of Trustees

  • I.D.1.01 Policy
  • I.D.1.02 Definitions
  • I.D.1.03 Official Board Action
  • I.D.1.04 General Powers and Duties
  • I.D.1.05 Specifically Defined Powers and Duties
  • I.D.1.06 Taxing Authority
  • I.D.1.07 Individual Trustee Authority
  • I.D.1.08 Leadership Responsibilities
  • I.D.1.09 Represent the Common Good
  • I.D.1.10 Set Policy Direction
  • I.D.1.11 Employ, Evaluate, and Support the Chancellor
  • I.D.1.12 Monitor Performance
  • I.D.1.13 Advocates for the College
  • I.D.1.14 Board Goals & Evaluations
I.E. BOARD ORGANIZATION
  • I.E.1.01 Policy
  • I.E.1.02 Definitions
  • I.E.1.03 Elect Board Officers
  • I.E.1.04 Appoint Board Committees

I.F. BOARD MEETINGS

  • I.F.1.01 Policy
  • I.F.1.02 Definitions
  • I.F.1.03 Notice
  • I.F.1.04 Time and Place
  • I.F.1.05 Board Meeting Procedures
  • I.F.1.06 Public Participation
  • I.F.1.07 Closed Sessions
  • I.F.1.08 Board Meeting Records
  • I.F.1.09 Trustee Teleconferencing
  • I.F.1.10 Videoconference Meettings

I.G. TRUSTEE STANDARDS

  • I.G.1.01 Standards Enumerated
  • I.G.1.02 Definitions
  • I.G.1.03 Ethical Standards
  • I.G.1.04 Conflict-of-Interest Abstention
  • I.G.1.05 Disclosure Statements
  • I.G.1.06 Prohibited Actions

I.H. TRUSTEES

I.H.1. Trustee Qualifications and Benefits

  • I.H.1.01 Policy
  • I.H.1.02 Definitions
  • I.H.1.03 Qualifications
  • I.H.1.04 Pay, Expenses, and Benefits
  • I.H.1.05 Trustee Tuition Waivers

I.H.2. Trustee Elections and Appointments

  • I.H.2.01 Policy
  • I.H.2.02 Definitions
  • I.H.2.03 Membership and Terms
  • I.H.2.04 Filing Information
  • I.H.2.05 Notice to Candidates
  • I.H.2.06 Write-In Voting and Write-In Candidates
  • I.H.2.07 Election of Unopposed Candidate
  • I.H.2.08 Nepotism
  • I.H.2.09 Election Date
  • I.H.2.10 Deadline to Order Elections and to Provide Notice
  • I.H.2.11 Polling Places
  • I.H.2.12 Voters with Disabilities
  • I.H.2.13 Bilingual Materials
  • I.H.2.14 Voting Rights Act
  • I.H.2.15 Early Voting
  • I.H.2.16 Canvass Returns
  • I.H.2.17 Majority Vote Required
  • I.H.2.18 Certificate of Election
  • I.H.2.19 Statement of Officer and Oath of Office
  • I.H.2.20 Redistricting

I.H.3.  Trustee Vacancies and Removal From Office

  • I.H.3.01 Policy
  • I.H.3.02 Definitions
  • I.H.3.03 Trustee Appointment
  • I.H.3.04 Trustee Resignation
  • I.H.3.05 Non-Residence
  • I.H.3.06 Holdover Doctrine
  • I.H.3.07 Trustee Removal

I.H.4.  Trustee Development and Training

  • I.H.4.01 Policy
  • I.H.4.02 Definitions
  • I.H.4.03 Trustee Orientation and Education
  • I.H.4.04 Reimbursement of Development and Training Expenses
  • I.H.4.05 Frequency
  • I.H.4.06 THECB Trainings
  • I.H.4.07 Conventions, Workshops, Press Conferences, and Ceremonial Events
  • I.H.4.08 Open Government Training
  • I.H.4.09 Reporting