Section 16-60-38

Petition for conversion to trade school and junior college; authority of board of trustees if petition granted.

If the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Alabama Junior College, established pursuant to this article, determines that it is to the advantage of the college to convert it to a trade school and junior college which may be constructed, enlarged and equipped under Sections 16-60-80 through 16-60-96, it may petition the State Board of Education to consider designating such college as the location at which one of the trade schools and junior colleges authorized by such sections may be constructed and equipped. If the State Board of Education acts favorably on the petition and designates the Northwest Alabama Junior College as one of the institutions to be constructed and equipped under such sections, then the Board of Trustees of the Northwest Alabama Junior College is hereby authorized to execute such deeds and other contracts and conveyances to the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority as will enable such authority to proceed with construction and equipment of needed buildings to enable Northwest Alabama Junior College to operate efficiently to fill the needs of the area for which it is designated as a trade school and junior college. The board of trustees is also authorized to relinquish such authority and responsibility for the operation, management, control, supervision, maintenance, regulation, upkeep, improvement, equipment and enlargement of the Northwest Alabama Junior College to the State Board of Education as to give it the same authority and responsibility relative to Northwest Alabama Junior College that is vested by Sections 16-60-110 through 16-60-112, in said board of education relative to other educational institutions in the state of the types known as trade schools and junior colleges authorized by the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act. However, the Board of Trustees of said Northwest Alabama Junior College shall continue to exist and shall serve as an advisory committee to advise and assist the State Board of Education in matters relative to the operation, supervision and control of Northwest Alabama Junior College.

(Acts 1963, No. 590, p. 1288, §1.)