The board of trustees of a technical college district shall prepare an official plan for a technical college within the district. Such official plan shall include, but not be limited to, a demonstration of need and prospective enrollment, a description and locations of lands, buildings, facilities, and improvements proposed to be occupied by such college; proposed schedule for acquisition of such lands or improvements, for construction or improvements, and for operation of the college; estimates of cost of lands and improvements; proposed organization and program of such college, consistent with the proposed lands and improvements; and a proposed budget for the first two years of operation of such college. In preparing such official plan, the board of trustees of a technical college district may retain consultants in the fields of education, architecture, law, engineering, or other fields of professional skill which may be needed in the preparation of plans for a technical college. Upon completion of the official plan, the board of trustees of the technical college district shall file a copy thereof with the Ohio board of regents which may approve or disapprove any provisions thereof and with the board or boards of education of school districts whose territories are included in the technical college district. If the Ohio board of regents disapproves the official plan or any provisions thereof, the board of trustees of the technical college district may prepare a new plan or may present amended provisions of the plan. If the Ohio board of regents approves the official plan, it shall certify a copy of its action to the board of trustees of the technical college district and issue a charter creating the technical college to be known by the name set forth in the official plan. The official plan shall be appended to and shall become a part of such charter, and such charter shall not thereafter be changed except by charter amendment with the approval of the Ohio board of regents. A proposal for a charter amendment shall be filed with the Ohio board of regents and with local boards of education as provided in this section for an official plan.
Effective Date: 02-17-1972