A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE EXPANSION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE; TO PROVIDE THAT BEAUFORT COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE SHALL SERVE ALL OF WASHINGTON COUNTY; AND TO DIRECT THE STATE BOARD OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO REVIEW SERVICE AREAS THAT INCLUDE MULTIPLE COMMUNITY COLLEGES FOR ONE COUNTY.
House amendment makes the following changes to the 2nd edition.
Amends GS 115D-5 to add a new subsection (w), which directs the State Board of Community Colleges (Board) to review, at minimum every five years, service areas that include counties assigned to more than one community college to determine if it is practicable to continue to assign those counties to more than one community college. Directs the Board to revise service areas as needed to ensure that counties are effectively served. Requires the Board to complete its first review and any revisions no later than March 1, 2016, and to submit its report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee (Committee) no later than March 1, 2016. Requires that all subsequent reviews and revisions also be submitted to the Committee.
Makes conforming changes to the bill's long title to reflect the change in bill content.