Changes to community college association membership adopted

Community colleges will no longer be required to join an association under a bill passed by the Legislature May 29.

LB211, introduced by York Sen. Greg Adams, finalizes an agreement reached by the community college boards. Under the bill, joining an association of community colleges will be voluntary.

The bill strikes an existing statute requiring that any meeting by a community college association be conducted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act. Additionally, the bill authorizes the board of governors of any community college to use college funds to pay for association membership.

Senators passed the bill on a 47-0 vote.

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