Council of Trustees Handbook

9/16/2020 Act of Jul. 1, 2020,P.L. 558, No. 50 Cl. 24 - PUBLIC SCHOOL CODE OF 1949 - OMNIBUS AMENDMENTS 8/11 public, in order to serve the interests and needs of both. [(3) To review and approve the recommendations of the president as to standards for the admission, discipline and expulsion of students.] (4) To review and [approve the recommendations of] provide input to the president pertaining to policies and procedures governing the use of institutional facilities and property. (5) To approve schools and academic programs. (6) To review and approve the recommendations of the president pertaining to annual operating and capital budget requirements for forwarding to the board. (7) To review and approve recommendations for charges for tuition, and to approve room and board and other fees except student activity fees and any fees related to the provision of contracted health services. [(8) To conduct an annual physical inspection of facilities and make recommendations regarding maintenance and construction to the board.] (9) To review [and approve all] contracts and purchases negotiated or awarded by the president, including any contract or purchase reports, with or without competitive bidding and all contracts for consultative services entered by the president. (10) To represent the institution at official functions of the Commonwealth. (11) To take such other action as may be necessary to effectuate the powers and duties herein delegated. (12) In accordance with the evaluation procedure established by the board each council shall conduct an evaluation of the president and forward the results of that evaluation with recommendation to the chancellor for submission to the board. (13) By resolution adopted by the council to authorize campus police who have completed firearms training in accordance with 53 Pa.C.S. § 2167(a) (relating to police training) to carry firearms in the course of duty for any institution whose campus police are authorized to carry firearms on the effective date of this paragraph, the authority to carry firearms shall remain in effect unless the council by resolution dissolves such authority. Section 2010-A. Power and Duties of Institution Presidents.-- The president of each institution shall be appointed by the board. The president shall be the chief executive officer of that institution. [He] The president shall have the right to attend all meetings of the council of that institution and shall have the right to speak on all matters before the council but not to vote. Subject to the stated authority of the board and the council, each president shall have the following powers and duties: (1) Except insofar as such matters are governed by collective bargaining agreements entered pursuant to the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L.563, No.195), known as the "Public Employe Relations Act," and subject to the policies of the board, to appoint such employes, professional and noninstructional, graduate assistants, etc. as necessary, to fix the salaries and [benefits of employes, professional and noninstructional, and to establish policies and procedures governing employment rights, promotion, dismissal, tenure, leaves of absence, grievances and] salary schedules. * * * (5) To establish policies and procedures governing the use of institutional facilities and property in [accordance with guidelines established by] consultation with the local council. * * * (10.1) Within the limitations of the operating budget and other available funds in accordance with the procedures established by the board [and with the approval of the local council,] to negotiate and award all contracts for equipment, services and supplies in excess of a cost of a base amount of eighteen thousand five hundred dollars ($18,500), subject to