PERMIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE SYSTEM
PERMIAN JUNIOR COLLEGE SYSTEM. The Permian Junior College System was established as the Permian Basin Junior College System in 1969, when the Odessa Junior College District (which included Odessa College) voted to include the Midland Independent School District. Controversy arose when Midland citizens requested a campus in Midland. Midland College was established in existing public school facilities. With public pressure to build new facilities for Midland College, a bond issue was presented in November 1971, to authorize construction; the bond issue was soundly defeated, mainly by the citizens of Odessa. As a result of continued controversy between the two cities, attempts were made by Midland residents to leave the Permian Junior College System; however, the state attorney general determined that there was no legal authority to do so. In a special session of the legislature in October 1972, legal authority was granted for disannexation, and in December of that year the citizens of Midland voted to form their own junior college district, with authority to levy taxes and issue bonds. In effect this dissolved the Permian Junior College System, although the system remained officially registered until August 1973.
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