Section 16-60-39

Action of State Board of Education upon petition; management and control of trade school and junior college.

Upon receipt of a petition from the Board of Trustees of Northwest Alabama Junior College to become an institution authorized under the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act, Sections 16-60-80 through 16-60-96, the State Board of Education shall consider the need for a trade school and junior college in northwest Alabama. If in its opinion this need can be filled by designating the said Northwest Alabama Junior College as one of the institutions authorized under the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act, the State Board of Education may agree to designate Northwest Alabama Junior College as a location where funds may be expended for buildings and equipment under said act; and such board of education shall thereupon assume the same authority and responsibility relative to Northwest Alabama Junior College as is vested in it by Sections 16-60-110 through 16-60-112 relative to other educational institutions authorized by the provisions of the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act except as hereinafter provided. After the management and control of Northwest Alabama Junior College is assumed by the State Board of Education, whenever practicable such board shall consult and advise with the Board of Trustees of Northwest Alabama Junior College relative to the management, control, operation and supervision of Northwest Alabama Junior College; and the State Board of Education may delegate such duties and responsibilities relative to the college to such board of trustees as, in its opinion, will serve the best interest of the college and as are not inconsistent with the Alabama Trade School and Junior College Authority Act and will not adversely affect bonds issued under such act.

(Acts 1963, No. 590, p. 1288, §2.)