The District VI Board of Trustees, at its regularly constituted meeting on April 10, 2003 passed the following policy statements regarding its delegated authorities.
Now, THEREFORE, pursuant to RCW 28B.10.528 and RCW 28B.50.140, the Board of Trustees (“Board”) hereby delegates to the district president (“Chancellor”) all of the powers and duties (“authority”) that are vested in or imposed on the Board by law, including all of those in RCW 28B.50.140, chapter 39.34 RCW (The Interlocal Cooperation Act), and any other statute except as provided otherwise herein or by specific Board action. The Chancellor shall be the chief executive officer of the district, shall have general supervision of all of its operations and programs and shall perform all duties that are necessary or appropriate to management of the district. Such authority may be exercised in the name of the Board.
To the extent permitted by law, the Chancellor may sub-delegate or sub-assign any such authority to any other district officer or employee (“designee”), as the Chancellor deems appropriate, orally or in writing without further action of the Board, except that this shall not in any way diminish the Chancellor’s responsibility to the Board.
The Chancellor shall, in all respects, continue to report and be directly responsible to the Board. The essence of the relationship between the Board and the Chancellor shall be one of full mutual confidence and completely open communication.
This delegation shall be effective when approved by the Board, but shall not be construed as undermining the authority for any prior action(s) taken by the Chancellor or any designee
This delegation of authority is qualified and limited with respect to the appointment authority for district employees as follows:
This delegation of authority is also qualified and limited in that the Board reserves to itself the following authorities (except as specifically delegated in a particular instance by a Board resolution or motion):
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Green for the 21st Century in Seattle
Innovations in curriculum and operations have earned the 2009 Green Washington Award for the Seattle Colleges
– Central, North and South. All three colleges are active members of the Seattle Climate Partnership and North was an
early signer of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment. A district-wide Chancellor’s
Sustainability Initiative provides energy, focus and a forum for emerging training and initiatives.
Sustainability is infused into programs ranging from urban agriculture at Central to environmental science,
real estate and building management across the district. Students have funded a sustainability coordinator.
Campus activities include reducing the carbon footprint and promoting recycling and energy conservation, which earned
a “Recycler of the Year” award for South. Last year, the college culinary operations diverted 31 tons of
materials to a regional composting facility – which returned the compost to “green” the college landscape.
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‘Start Next Quarter’
During the economic downturn, thousands of displaced workers turned to the Seattle Colleges at the same
time regional employers reported a need for skilled workers to fill jobs in the new economy. To help both potential
workers and employers, the Seattle Colleges developed Start Next Quarter (SNQ), a two-part initiative
designed to improve the success of dislocated workers who enroll in technical education programs. SNQ invites
prospective students to assess their eligibility for workforce funding online and connects them to a comprehensive
two-day college success workshop held at each campus. The workshops are based on a model developed at one of the
district campuses. Students who complete the workshop are more likely to complete their training programs and to
obtain jobs using their new skills. The project was developed in part through a grant from the League for Innovation,
funded by the Walmart Foundation Bright Futures project to serve displaced workers.
A Model for the Region
The Opportunity Center for Employment and Education at North Seattle College is a regional resource and
the first integrated service center of its kind in Washington state. Since the OCE&E opened its doors in spring 2011,
more than 40,000 people have come for one-stop help in finding a new job, career retraining or to sign up for public
assistance benefits. Founding partners were the state Departments of Social and Health Services and Employment
Security, the college, and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. The campus and the new LEED
Gold Certified 45,000-square foot facility are in the heart of Seattle’s north end and close to a major transit hub.
House Speaker Frank Chopp and Rep. Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney (sponsor of the legislation and a former Seattle District trustee)
championed the OCE&E in the state legislature. The center aims to provide streamlined services in a positive environment,
helping clients succeed in the next stage of their lives.