CHAPTER 18. EDUCATION.
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ARTICLE 2D. COMMUNITY EDUCATION.
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§18-2D-1. Legislative findings and purpose.
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the public
school system in any community is most effective when it involves
and serves all of the people of that community and not just the
kindergarten, elementary and secondary school students of that
community; and that community education promotes a more efficient
use of community facilities through an extension of buildings,
personnel and equipment. In recognition of these findings and
declarations, it is hereby declared to be the purpose of this
article to facilitate the providing of educational, recreational,
cultural, social, health and other community services, in
accordance with the needs, interests and concerns of the
community, through the establishment of community education
programs, in cooperation with other governmental agencies and
community service organizations.
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For the purpose of this article "community education" means
a process by which public facilities in a community are utilized
as community centers operated in conjunction with governmental
agencies and community service organizations to provide
educational, including, but not limited to, driver education
courses, recreational, cultural, social, health and other
community services for all persons in such community in
accordance with the needs, interests and concerns of such
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§18-2D-3. Implementation and operation of programs.
The state board of education shall promote the
implementation and operation of community education programs
throughout the state, and shall, by rules and regulations
promulgated pursuant to the provisions of chapter twenty-nine-a
of this code, provide for the government and supervision of such
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§18-2D-4. County boards of education authorized to participate.
Each county board of education in this state is hereby
authorized, but not obligated, to coordinate a community
education program within its county.