I. D. 1. POLICY: Local Board Responsibilities and Authority

Last Revised:

September 3, 2015; May 1, 2014; May 3, 2012; October 21, 2003; June 7, 2001

Last Reviewed:

September 3, 2015; May 1, 2014


September 3, 1987

The State Board of the Technical College System of Georgia shall appoint a Local Board of Directors for each college to assist the State Board in carrying out its mission. Each Local Board shall represent the geographic area which is served by the college and shall consist of diverse members reflecting the population of the service delivery area and who represent business, industry, or economic development. The Local Board shall have at least seven and not more than fifteen members, provided, however, that those colleges with a student population greater than 6,500 may have up to seventeen members.

The purpose of the Local Boards is to facilitate the delivery of programs, services, and activities as directed by the State Board, advise the President and the State Board of local industry and community needs for the programs and services to be provided by the technical college, and advocate within the community and in the state on issues of importance in support of the Technical College System of Georgia and Georgia’s workforce development efforts.

Each Local Board will establish by-laws consistent with those approved by the State Board and attached hereto. The Local Board shall meet at least eight (8) times per calendar year. Members may participate by teleconference or other similar means provided notice of the meetings list each location where any member of the board plans to participate and at least one location where the public can participate in the meeting. All meetings shall be conducted in compliance with Georgia’s Open and Public Meeting statutes O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1 thru § 50-14-6 and O.C.G.A. § 50-1-5.

Each member shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed by the college for expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties in the same manner that state employees are reimbursed. Employees of the Technical College System of Georgia shall not serve as members of the Local Board of Directors.  No more than one member shall concurrently serve on any other Local Board of Education.


O.C.G.A. § 20-4-11(5)
O.C.G.A. § 50-14-1 thru § 50-14-6
O.C.G.A. § 50-1-5

ATTACHMENT: Local Board By-Laws