The Navarro College Board of Trustees shall adopt such rules and regulations in form of policies as it deems necessary and consistent with law.
Within the context of current law, the College District shall be guided by Board-adopted written policies (“policies”). These policies shall be included in the official policy manual maintained by and kept in the District President’s Office, and shall also be made available in the online version of the policy manual on the College District website for access by employees, parents, students, and community residents.
In this policy the term “policy manual” includes both the official policy manual and the online version of the manual.
The District President or designee shall be responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the policy manual, and shall maintain a historical record of the policy manual.
If discrepancies occur between the online version and the official policy manual, the official policy manual shall control.
HARMONY WITH LAW
No policy, or any portion thereof, shall be operative if it is found to be in conflict with applicable law.
If any portion of a policy or its application to any person or circumstance is found to be invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of policy that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. To this end the provisions of this policy manual are declared to be severable.
ADOPTION, AMENDMENT AND DELETION
The Board shall have the sole right to adopt, amend, interpret and delete policies.
New policies and policy amendments and deletions become effective upon Board action or at a future date designated by the Board.
After Board adoption, amendment or deletion of policies, the policy changes shall be incorporated into the policy manual.
Board-adopted or amended policies supersede all previous versions, and all other previously adopted policies or other documents addressing the same issues have no force or effect to the extent that they conflict with the newly adopted or amended policy.
Title changes, minor procedural or organizational changes, and other non-substantive changes of policies may be made without additional Board approvals, provided neither the meaning nor intent of the policy is altered. The changes shall be incorporated into the policy manual. The District President’s Office shall provide notice of such changes to Board members and employees.
PROCEDURES AND OTHER GUIDELINES
The District President or designee is authorized to develop and/or approve procedures and other guidelines to carry out policies. No procedure or other guideline or practice, or any portion thereof, shall be operative if it is found to be in conflict with current policy or applicable law.
FORCE AND EFFECT
These policies are not contractual in nature and do not, absent express intention to do otherwise, confer any liberty or property right to any individual or group of individuals. These policies may, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Board, be from time to time changed, in whole or in part. Moreover, the Board may in its absolute discretion, and at any time, and from time to time, waive application of any or part of any policy.
REVIEW EXISTING POLICY AND PROCEDURES
A policy review cycle shall be established and implemented to identify the relevance, accuracy and legality of all policies within a designated time period.
Date Issued: January 22, 2015