Mission and Goals

The Valencia College Office of Policy and General Counsel is committed to act with integrity, knowledge of the law, and reason, in support of the dynamic educational environment of the College by providing timely, updated and accurate legal advice to the College administrators, faculty and staff, in their roles on behalf of the College. The Office provides, manages, and coordinates all legal services for the College, whether through the Office or outside law firms, to ensure efficiency, containment of costs, and reliability of service.



State Legislative Information

2019 Legislative Session

 2019 Legislative Report- Interim

Past Valencia Session Reports

Past Issues of the Valencia Session Report may be found under Session Report Archives.

The Session Report provides brief summaries of budget matters and substantive legislation affecting Florida Colleges. Please note that at present, all appropriations and many bills are subject to the Governor's veto. All bill numbers are hyperlinked to their respective bill pages on the state's Online Sunshine site. There, you can find more information including all versions of bill text, histories, and staff analyses.

At the end of the Report, you will find information about the members of Valencia's state legislative delegation - that is, those legislators who represent Florida House or Senate districts located within Orange or Osceola counties. Here you will find their names, pictures (pictures are hyperlinked to their Online Sunshine Member pages), committee assignments and contact information.

Finally, interspersed throughout the report are images of paintings depicting Florida's history and heritage, the originals of which are displayed in the House Chamber. Click on them and discover the stories behind the paintings!

We hope you find the Valencia College Session Report to be informative and helpful.

Policies & Procedures

2019 Notices of Rule Development

  • 6Hx28: 1-01 Organization, Authority and Location (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-02 General (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-03 Meetings of the District Board of Trustees (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-04 Rules of Procedures for Meetings of the District Board of Trustees (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-05 Officers and Their Duties (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-06 Powers and Duties of the President of the College (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-07 Faculty Association (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-08 College Accountability Process (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-09 Policy Development and Review (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-10 Policy Against Improper Activities; Whistleblower Protection (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-11 Indemnification (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-12 Educational Affordability (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 1-13 Review and Amendment of Governance Policies (published 12/17/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 4-07 Academic Progress, Course Attendance and Grades, and Withdrawals (published 1/18/2020)
  • 6Hx28: 5-05 Vehicle Use for College Business (published 3/26/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 8-02 Admissions (published 10/23/2019)
  • 6Hx28: 11-02 Animals and Pets (published 1/18/2020)

2019 Notices of Rule Adoption

  • None

2019 Notices of Rule Repeal

  • None

2019 Adopted Policies

  • 6Hx28: 2-02 Workplace Accommodations for Applicants and Employees (12/11/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3C-01.5 Emergency Management: Emergency or Disaster Work Assignments and Compensation (6/26/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-06.1.1 Parenting Leave (4/24/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-06.3 Workers' Compensation and Illness or Injury in Line of Duty Leave (12/11/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-09 Court Related Leave (6/26/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3E-04 Acceptance by All Employees of the College (6/26/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3F-05.2 Abandonment of Position (6/26/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 5-10 Procurement Requirements for Commodities and Services (2/27/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 5-11 College Property Control (6/26/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 8-12 Hazing (10/16/2019 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 10-01 Reporting Incidents, Accidents, and Injuries (12/11/2019 Board meeting)

2019 Repeals

  • 6hx28: 3C-12 Retirement Incentive Programs (9/23/2015 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 6-01.3 Expenditures (2/27/2019 Board meeting)

2018 Notices of Rule Development

  • 6Hx28: 4-07 Academic Progress Course Attendance and Grades and Withdrawals (published 3/5/2018)
  • 6Hx28: 8-07 Student Club and Organizations (published 7/14/2018)
  • 6Hx28: 11-07 Changes in Construction After Award of Contract (published 9/10/2018)

2018 Adopted Policies

  • 6Hx28: 1-12 Educational Affordability (10/24/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3B-02 Pre-Employment Screening & In-processing of New Employees (5/23/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3C-07 Employee, Dependent, and Program Development Funds (5/23/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-02 Leaves of Absence (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-03 Total Rewards: Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave for Full Time Employees (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-11 Education & Professional Development for Staff & Administrators (5/23/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-12 Sabbatical Leave for Tenured Faculty (5/23/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-13 Domestic Violence Leave (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3E-05.2 Ethical Conduct & Performance (2/28/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3E-09 Employee Dispute Resolution (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3F-02 Terminal Pay for Full Time Employees (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 5-02 Speech, Expression, and Commercial Activity on College Property (9/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 10-2 Trespass Warning/Arrest (9/12/2018 Board meeting)

2018 Repeals

  • 6Hx28: 3C-1.5 Absence of a Professor from Class (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28; 3C-09 Waiver of Matriculation or Tuition Fees for Spouses and Dependents of Faculty and Staff (5/23/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-04 Sick Leave (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-07.1 Leave for Personal Reasons (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 3D-07.2 Personal Leave Without Pay (12/12/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 7B-05 Human Resources Record Information (10/24/2018 Board meeting)
  • 6Hx28: 10-03 Fire of Other Emergency (12/12/2018 Board meeting)


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