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Section 3357.09 | Powers and duties of board of trustees.

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The board of trustees of a technical college district may:

(A) Own and operate a technical college, pursuant to an official plan prepared and approved in accordance with section 3357.07 of the Revised Code;

(B) Hold, encumber, control, acquire by donation, purchase, or condemnation, construct, own, lease, use, and sell, real and personal property as necessary for the conduct of the program of the technical college on whatever terms and for whatever consideration may be appropriate for the purposes of the institution;

(C) Accept gifts, grants, bequests, and devises absolutely or in trust for support of the technical college;

(D) Appoint the president, faculty, and such other employees as necessary and proper for such technical college, and fix their compensation;

(E) Provide for a technical college necessary lands, buildings or other structures, equipment, means, and appliances;

(F) Develop and adopt, pursuant to the official plan, any one or more of the curricular programs identified in section 3357.01 of the Revised Code as technical-college programs, or adult-education technical programs;

(G) Except as provided in sections 3333.17 and 3333.32 of the Revised Code, establish schedules of fees and tuition for: students who are residents of the district; students who are residents of Ohio but not of the district; students who are nonresidents of Ohio. The establishment of rules governing the determination of residence shall be subject to approval of the Ohio board of regents. Students who are nonresidents of Ohio shall be required to pay higher rates of fees and tuition than the rates required of students who are residents of Ohio but not of the district, and students who are residents of the district shall pay smaller tuition and fee rates than the rates for either of the above categories of nonresident students, except that students who are residents of Ohio but not of the district shall be required to pay higher fees and tuition than students who are residents of the district only when a district tax levy has been adopted and is in effect under the authority of section 3357.11, 5705.19, or 5705.191 of the Revised Code.

(H) Authorize, approve, ratify, or confirm, with approval of the Ohio board of regents, any agreement with the United States government, acting through any agency designated to aid in the financing of technical college projects, or with any person, organization, or agency offering grants-in-aid for technical college facilities or operation;

(I) Receive assistance for the cost of equipment and for the operation of such technical colleges from moneys appropriated for technical education or for matching of Title VIII of the "National Defense Education Act," 72 Stat. 1597 (1958), 20 U.S.C.A. 15a-15e. Moneys shall be distributed by the Ohio board of regents in accordance with rules which the board shall establish governing its allocations to technical colleges chartered under section 3357.07 of the Revised Code.

(J) Grant appropriate associate degrees to students successfully completing the technical college programs and certificates of achievement to those students who complete other programs;

(K) Prescribe rules for the effective operation of a technical college, and exercise such other powers as are necessary for the efficient management of such college;

(L) Enter into contracts and conduct technical college programs or technical courses outside the technical college district;

(M) Enter into contracts with the board of education of any local, exempted village, or city school district or the governing board of any educational service center to permit the school district or service center to use the facilities of the technical college district;

(N) Designate one or more employees of the institution as state university law enforcement officers, to serve and have duties as prescribed in section 3345.04 of the Revised Code;

(O) Subject to the approval of the Ohio board of regents, offer technical college programs or technical courses for credit at locations outside the technical college district. For purposes of computing state aid, students enrolled in such courses shall be deemed to be students enrolled in programs and courses at off-campus locations in the district.

(P) Purchase a policy or policies of liability insurance from an insurer or insurers licensed to do business in this state insuring its members, officers, and employees against all civil liability arising from an act or omission by the member, officer, or employee, when the member, officer, or employee is not acting manifestly outside the scope of the member's, officer's, or employee's employment or official responsibilities with the institution, with malicious purpose or bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner, or may otherwise provide for the indemnification of such persons against such liability. All or any portion of the cost, premium, or charge for such a policy or policies or indemnification payment may be paid from any funds under the institution's control. The policy or policies of liability insurance or the indemnification policy of the institution may cover any risks including, but not limited to, damages resulting from injury to property or person, professional liability, and other special risks, including legal fees and expenses incurred in the defense or settlement of claims for such damages.

Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.

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