(a)(1) There is a College of Southern Maryland, formerly known as the Charles County
Community College, located in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties, Maryland.
(2) With other educational institutions, the College shall provide the services and
programs described in § 10-210 of this article.
(b) The College is an institution of higher education of the State of Maryland.
(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle, the College shall be classified
as a “local educational agency (LEA)”, as defined in federal law, for purposes of
federal subsidies, grants, contracts, and other programs of support for which a community
college is eligible.
(d) Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties may appropriate money to pay the cost
of operating the College according to the provisions of this article.
(e)(1) Each southern Maryland county may borrow money to purchase land and construct
capital improvements for the College.
(2) Money may be borrowed on terms and conditions the county commissioners consider
proper, subject to any requirements of local law applicable to the creation of public
(f)(1) Unless otherwise agreed to by the county commissioners, the capital expenditures
for each campus are the responsibility of the county in which the campus is located.
(2) The distribution of shared costs will be that of a regional community college
as designated in § 11-105(j)(6)(i) of this article.
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