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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 5. GENERAL PROVISIONS [66000 - 70110]

  ( Division 5 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 40. DONAHOE HIGHER EDUCATION ACT [66000 - 67400]

  ( Part 40 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 10. Interstate Attendance Agreements [66800 - 66804]
  ( Chapter 10 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

66800.
  

The Legislature recognizes that existing community colleges in California may benefit from larger and more heterogeneous enrollment in certain curricula and that additional enrollment may often be added with little or no increase in the total operational cost of a given curriculum. It also recognizes that California residents can be provided more complete and more useful curricula in many cases if the curricula is planned and offered on the basis of the needs of an entire region.

The Legislature encourages California community college districts and the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges to include the educational needs of, and facilities available in, territory adjacent to California in their planning and to make use of those needs and facilities to the extent possible in the conduct of community college education in California.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66801.
  

(a) The Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges is authorized to enter into an interstate attendance agreement with any statewide public agency of another state that is responsible for public institutions of postsecondary education providing the first two years of college instruction and that is an agency of a state that is a party to the Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education, for the exchange of residents, on a one-for-one basis, for the purposes of instruction.

(b) (1) As an alternative to the procedure established in subdivision (a), the board of governors may authorize the governing board of a community college district to enter into an interstate attendance agreement directly with the governing body of a public institution of postsecondary education providing the first two years of college instruction if the state in which the public institution is situated borders California, is a party to the Western Interstate Compact for Higher Education and the state is not represented by a statewide public agency that is responsible for public institutions of postsecondary education providing the first two years of college instruction.

(2) Each agreement entered into under this subdivision shall satisfy the requirements of subdivision (a), and shall become effective once fully executed and approved by the governing board of each participating district. There shall be no need to file a resolution as described in Section 66802 or for any further action by the board of governors. An interstate attendance agreement entered into under this subdivision may be effective on or after July 1, 2003.

(c) The agreement shall contain terms as the board of governors may adopt and that are consistent with the authority and responsibility of California community college districts and the community colleges they maintain. In no event shall an agreement permit or require the entry of California residents into institutions in another state on terms substantially different from those governing the admission of residents of the other state to California community colleges. These agreements shall contain the provision that no additional state funds shall be required to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 309, Sec. 1. Effective August 25, 2004.)

66802.
  

The governing board of each California community college district is authorized to participate in an interstate attendance agreement entered into by the board of governors. The governing board of a California community college district elects to participate by adopting a resolution to that effect and filing that resolution with the board of governors. The participation may be limited in any manner which is consistent with terms of the interstate attendance agreement in which the district desires to participate.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

66803.
  

If the governing board of a California community college district elects to participate in an interstate attendance agreement, it may waive, as a condition to such participation, all or part of the nonresident tuition required by Section 76140 in accordance with the terms of that interstate attendance agreement. Such a waiver shall apply only to students attending a community college maintained by that district pursuant to the provisions of that interstate attendance agreement.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 470, Sec. 33.)

66804.
  

The board of governors may adopt rules and regulations to implement the provisions of this article as these provisions apply to California community college districts or to the State of California. Such rules and regulations shall contain the provision that no additional state funds shall be required to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 797.)

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