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(110 ILCS 805/3-8.5)
Community college trustee's leadership
(a) This Section applies to all community college districts
with elected or appointed board trustees serving pursuant to this Article
who have been elected or appointed after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly or appointed to
fill a vacancy of at least one year's duration of an elected
trustee after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the
99th General Assembly.
(b) Every voting member of a board under subsection (a) of this Section shall
complete a minimum of 4 hours of professional development
leadership training covering topics that shall include, but are not limited to, open meetings law, community college and
labor law, freedom of information law,
contract law, ethics, sexual violence on campus, financial oversight and
accountability, audits, and fiduciary responsibilities of a
community college trustee during the first, third, and fifth
year of his or her term. The community college district shall
maintain on its Internet website, if any, the names of all
elected or appointed voting trustees of the board who have successfully
completed the training, as well as the names of all elected or appointed voting trustees of the board who have not successfully completed the training, as required under this Section.
(c) The training under this Section may be provided by an
association established under this Code for the purpose of
training community college district board trustees or by other
qualified providers approved by the State Board, in
consultation with an association so established.
(d) The board member shall certify completion of the
training required under this Section to the secretary of the
board. If a board member does not satisfy all requirements provided in subsection (b) of this Section or the certification indicates that a board member has
not completed the training, the secretary shall send a notice
to all elected or appointed members serving on the board and the president or acting
chief executive officer of the community college of that fact.
(Source: P.A. 99-692, eff. 1-1-17