LSCS Legal Status
2. LSCS Legal Status
A.2.01 - District Established:
The District was established pursuant to an election held according to state law on October 7, 1972, for the purpose of creating a Union Junior College District.
A.2.02 - District Name:
The corporate name of this college as provided by law is ”Lone Star College System District (LSCS)”, herein referred to as “the System”.
A.2.03 - Change of Name:
The Board of the System by resolution may change the name of the System or a college within the System by eliminating the words “community” or “junior” from the name of the System or college, unless the change would cause the System or college to have the same or substantially the same name as an existing district, college, or other public or private institution of higher education in this state.
The Board shall file with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (Coordinating Board) a copy of the resolution that is certified by the secretary of the Board. The name change is effective on the date the resolution is filed with the Coordinating Board.
After a name change is filed, the college or System shall use the new name in all official actions, communications, or records.
A.2.04 - Junior College District Service Areas:
Services provided by junior community college districts are defined as the courses and programs described in Texas Education Code Sec. 130.011 and 130.003(e).
The service area of a junior college district means:
a. The territory within the boundaries of the taxing district of a junior college district; and
b. The territory outside the boundaries of the taxing district of a junior college district in which the junior college district provides services.
The service area of the Lone Star College System District includes the territory within:
Aldine, Conroe, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, New Caney, Spring, Tomball, Magnolia, Willis, Montgomery, Splendora, Cleveland, Tarkington, and Klein independent school districts - each of these territories are within Harris, Montgomery and/or San Jacinto Counties; and The Huntsville and New Waverly independent school districts in Walker County.
The territory within the taxing boundaries of the System includes Aldine, Conroe, Cypress-Fairbanks, Humble, Klein, Magnolia, New Caney, Splendora, Spring, Tomball and Willis independent school districts.
The territory outside the taxing boundaries of the System includes Cleveland, Huntsville, Montgomery, Tarkington and New Waverly independent school districts.
A.2.05 - New Campuses or College Districts:
The establishment of any new public junior college campus within an existing junior college district, or the establishment of any new junior college district shall be approved by the Legislative Budget Board, if the establishment occurs during a time when the legislature is not in session.
The Legislature shall approve the establishment of any new public junior college campus within an existing junior college district, or the establishment of any new junior college district if proposed during, or within three months prior to, a legislative session.
A.2.06 - Extension of District Boundaries:
a. Territory may be annexed to the junior college district for junior college purposes only by either contract or election, if the territory:
i. is located wholly within a single school district, county, or municipality; and
ii. is contiguous to the junior college district or located in the service area of the district established under Texas Education Code, Sec. 130, Subchapter J.
b. A junior college district may not annex territory if:
i The territory is included in the boundaries of another junior college district
ii. A campus of the Texas State Technical College System is located within the county in which the territory is located and outside the junior college district.
c. Annexation elections or other annexation procedures may be conducted for more than one territory at the same time.
LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on August 7, 2008