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Title 16: Education


Sub-Chapter 03: Local Technical Programs

16 V.S.A. § 1541. Responsibility of local boards which manage centers

§ 1541. Responsibility of local boards which manage centers

(a) A school board which operates a technical center has responsibility for providing secondary and adult technical education services within its service region.

(b) A school board which operates a technical center shall establish a regional advisory board. It shall give due regard to the policy and financial recommendations of its regional advisory board. When the school board rejects a written recommendation of a regional advisory board, or fails to adopt such a recommendation after 30 days, it shall so notify the advisory board and the commissioner or designee in writing, stating its reasons. If the state board designates a service region for two or more comprehensive high schools, the boards of the high schools shall establish a joint regional advisory board.

(c) In consultation with its regional advisory board, a school board which operates a regional technical center shall:

(1) annually set the budget for operation of the center;

(2) establish the secondary and adult curriculum of the regional center, including courses of study offered;

(3) whenever advantageous to the service region, provide for the decentralization of its technical programs, including the creation of rotating and satellite programs;

(4) employ and, as need requires, dismiss an assistant director for adult education and, subject to section 243 of this title, a director of technical education;

(5) establish admission and program completion policies;

(6) periodically evaluate the success of the center in serving all parts of its service area and in offering useful adult training and education programs;

(7) periodically evaluate the quality of each course of study offered by the center;

(8) coordinate use of the center with the Vermont state colleges, other state programs, including licensing, job training and apprenticeship programs, and with other approved institutions, for the provision of postsecondary technical education programs and charge fees not exceeding actual direct and indirect costs of the use of the center;

(9) offer programs designed to acquaint prospective students with technical programs, but which do not require an enrollment commitment;

(10) After giving due consideration to efficient and cost effective use of the center, establish fees for building and equipment use.

(d) A school board which operates a technical center:

(1) Shall establish a technical tuition.

(2) Shall make the center's facilities and equipment available for providing technical education to adults.

(3) Shall use and maintain all facilities designed and constructed for technical education in a manner consistent with that purpose, except when those facilities are not needed for technical education and the commissioner or his designee so consents. (Added 1983, No. 247 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1987, No. 238 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 2, 3; 1989, No. 243 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; 1991, No. 204 (Adj. Sess.), §§ 4, 7; 1993, No. 233 (Adj. Sess.), § 49d, eff. June 21, 1994; 2007, No. 192 (Adj. Sess.), § 6.004, eff. June 7, 2008.)