Governing Board Policies


Board of Trustees of the Monterey Community College District has adopted the District Mission Statement and the following Board policies to describe the operations of the Board and broadly govern the District consistent with legal requirements and the Board’s responsibilities.

In adopting these policies the Board intends to focus the District upon its mission and on institutional success and to foster public understanding and support of the District and its educational programs. These policies apply to and provide direction to the District, its employees, and the Board as they carry out their responsibilities.

Board policies implement and interpret the law and applicable standards. They are not intended to and cannot conflict with or override the law. If a conflict arises, the applicable law prevails. Similarly, the District has collective bargaining agreements with many of its employees that may alter or expand upon aspects of these policies to the extent allowed and agreed.

Board policies do not cover all laws and requirements that apply to the District. Many of the policies repeat some, but not all, aspects of existing law in order to highlight areas of institutional interest or facilitate understanding of requirements that govern the operations of the District. Board policies also supplement and provide more specific direction on important topics than the law or accreditation standards alone provide. Many Board policies have associated administrative procedures that contain further detail on implementing Board policies.


Monterey Peninsula College is currently in the process of updating its Board Policies and Administrative Procedures. The section below contains links to the new structure that MPC is adopting for its Board Policies and active links to newly updated policies that have been approved by the Board of Trustees. The Governing Board Policies - Archives link provides access to existing Board policies formulated under the old structure that have not yet been transitioned.  Because the structure for the Board policies is changing, there may be some redundancy across these 2 frameworks, if so, the updated policies shall supersede the previous version.


Board Policies

CHAPTER 1 - The District

Administrative Procedures
BP 1100   The Monterey Peninsula Community College District
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 1200   Mission
Revised 2/24/16


Chapter 2 - Board of Trustees

Administrative Procedures
(See also Governing Board Policies - Archives:  1000 Series)

BP 2010    Board Membership
Revised 9/28/16

BP 2015    Student Member

BP 2100    Board Elections

BP 2105    Election of Student Member

BP 2110    Vacancies on the Board

BP 2200    Board Duties and Responsibilities
Revised 9/28/16

BP 2210    Officers

BP 2220    Committees of the Board

BP 2305    Annual Organizational Meeting

BP 2310    Regular Meetings of the Board

BP 2315    Closed Sessions

BP 2320    Special and Emergency Meetings   

BP 2330    Quorum and Voting

BP 2340    Agendas

BP 2345    Public Participation

BP 2350    Speakers

BP 2355    Decorum

BP 2360    Minutes

BP 2365    Recording

BP 2410    Board Policies and Administrative Procedures
Revised 9/28/16

AP 2410 Board Policies and Administrative Procedures
Approved 8/10/16
BP 2430    Delegation of Authority to the Superintendent/President
Revised 9/28/16

AP 2430 Delegation of Authority to the Superintendent/President
Approved 8/10/16
BP 2431    Superintendent/President Selection
Adopted 9/28/16

BP 2432    Superintendent/President Succession

BP 2435    Evaluation of the Superintendent/President
Adopted 9/28/16

AP 2435 Evaluation of the Superintendent/President
Approved 8/10/16
BP 2510    Participation in Local Decision Making

BP 2610    Presentation of Initial Collective Bargaining Proposals

BP 2710    Conflict of Interest

BP 2715    Code of Ethics/Standards of Practice
Revised 9/28/16

BP 2716    Political Activity

BP 2717    Personal Use of Public Resources

BP 2720    Communications among Board Members

BP 2725    Board Member Compensation

BP 2730    Board Member Health Benefits

BP 2735    Board Member Travel

BP 2740    Board Education
Revised 9/28/16

BP 2745    Board Self-Evaluation
Revised 9/28/16

AP 2745 Board Self-Evaluation
Approved 9/28/16
BP 2750    Board Member Absence from the State



CHAPTER 3 - General Institution

Administrative Procedures
(See also Governing Board Policies - Archives)

BP 3050    Institutional Code of Ethics Revised 9/28/16         
BP 3100    Organizational Structure

BP 3200    Accreditation
Adopted 9/28/16

AP 3200 Accreditation
Approved 9/28/16
BP 3250    Institutional Planning

BP 3280    Grants

BP 3300    Public Record

BP 3310    Records Retention and Destruction
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 3410    Nondiscrimination
Adopted 5/25/16 

AP 3410 Nondiscrimination
Approved 8/10/16
BP 3420    Equal Employment Opportunity
Revised 5/25/16

BP 3430    Prohibition of Harassment

BP 3440    Service Animals
Adopted 2/24/16

BP 3500    Campus Safety
Revised 2/24/16

BP 3501    Campus Security and Access

BP 3503    Missing Student Notification

BP 3505    Emergency Response Plan
Revised 2/24/16

BP 3510    Workplace Violence Plan

BP 3515    Reporting of Crimes
Adopted 2/24/16

BP 3518    Child Abuse Reporting

BP 3520    Local Law Enforcement
Adopted 2/24/16

BP 3530    Weapons on Campus
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 3540    Sexual and Other Assaults on Campus

BP 3550    Drug Free Environment & Drug Prevention Program

BP 3560    Alcoholic Beverages

BP 3570    Smoking on Campus

BP 3600    Auxiliary Organizations

BP 3710    Securing of Copyright

BP 3715    Intellectual Property

BP 3720    Computer and Network Use

BP 3810    Claims Against the District
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 3820    Gifts

BP 3900    Speech: Time, Place, Manner




Administrative Procedures
(See also Governing Board Policies - Archives:  3000 Series)

BP 4010    Academic Calendar
Adopted 10/28/15

BP 4020    Program, Curriculum & Course Development

BP 4025    Philosophy and Criteria for Associate Degree & General Ed.

BP 4030    Academic Freedom
Reviewed 10/28/15

BP 4040    Library Services

BP 4050    Articulation
Adopted 10/28/15

BP 4060    Delineation of Functions Agreements

BP 4100    Graduation Requirements for Degrees and Certificates

BP 4106    Nursing Programs
Adopted 8/24/14

BP 4220    Standards of Scholarship

BP 4225    Course Repetition
Revised 10/28/15

BP 4226    Multiple and Overlapping Enrollments

BP 4230    Grading and Academic Records Symbols

BP 4231    Grade Changes

BP 4235    Credit by Examination

BP 4240    Academic Renewal

BP 4250    Probation, Dismissal and Readmission

BP 4260    Prerequisites and Co-requisites

BP 4300    Field Trips and Excursions
Adopted 10/28/15

BP 4330    Instructional Service Agreements
Reviewed 10/28/15

BP 4335    Contract Education
Reviewed 10/28/15

BP 4400    Community Service Programs




Administrative Procedures
(See also Governing Board Policies - Archives:  4000 Series)

BP 5010    Admissions & Concurrent Enrollment

BP 5015    Residence Determination

BP 5020    Nonresident Tuition

BP 5030    Fees

BP 5035    Withholding of Student Records

BP 5040    Student Records and Directory Information

BP 5050    Student Success and Support Program

BP 5052    Open Enrollment
Revised 10/28/15

BP 5055    Enrollment Priorities

BP 5110    Counseling

BP 5120    Transfer Center

BP 5130    Financial Aid

BP 5140    Disabled Student Programs and Services

BP 5150    Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

BP 5200    Student Health Services

BP 5205    Student Accident Insurance

BP 5210    Communicable Disease

BP 5300    Student Equity

BP 5400    Associated Students Organization

BP 5410    Associated Students Elections

BP 5420    Associated Students Finance

BP 5500    Standards of Conduct

BP 5510    Off-Campus Student Organizations

BP 5570    Student Credit Card Solicitation

BP 5700    Athletics

BP 5800    Prevention of ID Theft in Student Financial Transactions




Administrative Procedures
(See also Governing Board Policies - Archives:  2000 Series)

BP 6100    Delegation of Authority
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6150    Designation of Authorized Signatures
Adopted 2/24/16

BP 6200    Budget Preparation
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6210    General Fund Reserve
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6250    Budget Management
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6300    Fiscal Management
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6320    Investments
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6330    Purchasing
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 6340    Bids and Contracts
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 6400    Financial Audits
Adopted 2/24/16

BP 6450    Wireless or Cellular Telephone Use
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 6500    Real Property Management
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6520    Security for District Property
Adopted 2/24/16

BP 6540    Insurance
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6550    Disposal of District Property
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 6600    Capital Construction
Reviewed 2/24/16

BP 6620    Naming Buildings

BP 6700    Civic Center and Other Facilities Use
Revised 3/23/16

BP 6740    Citizen Oversight Committee

BP 6750    Parking
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6800    Safety
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6900    Bookstore
Revised 2/24/16

BP 6910    Housing
Adopted 2/24/16




Administrative Procedures
(See also Governing Board Policies - Archives:  5000 Series)

BP 7100    Commitment to Diversity
Revised 5/25/16

BP 7110    Delegation of Authority, Human Resources
Revised 9/28/16

BP 7120    Recruitment and Selection
Revised 5/25/16

BP 7130    Compensation

BP 7140    Collective Bargaining

BP 7150    Evaluation Revised 9/28/16         
BP 7160    Professional Development Adopted 9/28/16         
BP 7210    Academic Employees

BP 7230    Classified Employees

BP 7240    Confidential Employees

BP 7250    Educational Administrators

BP 7260    Classified Supervisors and Managers

BP 7310    Nepotism

BP 7330    Communicable Disease

BP 7335    Health Examiners

BP 7340    Leaves

BP 7345    Catastrophic Leave Program

BP 7350    Resignations

BP 7360    Discipline and Dismissal - Academic Employees

BP 7365    Discipline and Dismissal - Classified Employees

BP 7370    Political Activity

BP 7380    Retiree Health Benefits

BP 7385    Salary Deductions

BP 7400    Travel

BP 7510    Domestic Partners

BP 7600    Campus security Officers

BP 7700    Whistleblower Protection


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