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II.H. Relationships with Governmental Agencies and Authorities

II.H.1. Interlocal Cooperation Contracts

II.H.1.01 - Purpose

In order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of System operations and government, the Board may contract, to the extent it deems feasible, with other junior college districts, school districts, local governments, state agencies, universities and federal governmental agencies to study the feasibility of the performance of a governmental function or service by interlocal contract, or to provide a governmental function or service that each party to the contract is authorized to perform individually.

II.H.1.02 - Payment

An interlocal contract must be authorized by the Board and the governing body of each contracting party. The contract shall state the purpose, terms, rights and duties of the contracting parties, and shall specify that each party paying for the performance of governmental functions or services shall make those payments from current revenues available to the paying party.

The payment must be in an amount that fairly compensates the performing party for the services or functions performed under the contract, and the contract may be renewed annually.

II.H.1.03 - Cooperation with Federal, State and Local Governmental Authorities

In order to fulfill its mission, the System shall join with appropriate local and county government authorities and local agencies to deliver contracted services and to implement joint projects, initiatives, and activities.

The System may engage in direct contracts, grants, and partnerships with state governmental authorities and agencies to fulfill its mission and provide joint benefit to the citizens.

The System shall seek and implement direct contracts, grants, and agreements with federal governmental authorities and agencies to fulfill its mission and provide benefit to students and citizens.

II.H.1.04 - Assurances

The System shall provide the required assurances necessary for direct contracting, grant receipts, and agreements. Policies that guide these assurances are found throughout the other sections of this policy manual.


LSCS Policy Manual Section adopted by the Board of Trustees on August 7, 2008