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August 31, 2020 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

1. Announcement by the Board President calling this meeting of the Taft Independent School District to order.
Description:  Let the record show that a quorum of Board Members is present, that this meeting has been duly called, and that notice of this meeting has been posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act, Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.
2. Invocation
3. PUBLIC HEARING: Proposed Budget and Tax Rate in Accordance with Section 44.004 Texas Education Code. Public Participation in the discussion is invited. The Board will provide time for Citizens to present their views, opinions, suggestions, etc. regarding the proposed 2020-2021 General School District Budget and Tax Rate. 
4. Public Comments:
5. Items for Individual Consideration:
5.A. Discuss and/or Approve Year End Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2019-2020.
5.B. Discuss and/or Approve Official Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-2021. 
5.C. Discuss and/or Approve an Order Setting the Tax Rate for the 2020-2021 Tax year. Proposed Tax Rate: $1.188304 with $0.963000 for Maintenance & Operations (M&O) and $0.225304 for Bonded Indebtedness (Interest and Sinking Fund (I&S). 
5.D. Discuss and/or Approve Contracting Services with San Patricio County for the 2020 School Board Election to be held on November 3, 2020. 
5.E. Discuss and/or Approve Election Order calling for an election to held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for the Purpose of Electing Two Trustees. 
5.F. Discuss and/or Approve Attestation for Synchronous Instruction.  
5.G. Discuss and/or Approve Resolution of the Taft Independent School District Board of Trustees Regarding Quarantine of Employees Related to COVID-19. 
5.H. Discuss and/or Approve Adjunct Faculty Agreement with the 4-H Club. 
5.I. Discuss and/or Approve Resolution of the 4-H Club Extracurricular Activity. 
6. Consent Agenda
6.A. Approve Minutes of Board Meetings:
6.A.1. Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday, July 21, 2020
6.A.2. Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, July 30, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
6.A.3. Special Board Meeting, August 4, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. 
6.A.4. Budget Workshop, Tuesday, August 4, 2020
6.A.5. Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
6.A.6. Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. 
6.A.7. Budget Workshop, Tuesday, August 18, 2020. 
6.B. Approve Investment Report for July 2020.
6.C. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD ending July 2020.
7. Closed Session:
Description:  Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The Board will convene in Closed Session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq TGC 551.071 and 551.074.
7.A. Discussion on Woodroe Petty Elementary Remediation Project and matters there to related.  
7.B. Employee(s) Resignations:
7.C. Employee(s) Retiring: 
8. Reconvened from Closed Session:
Description:  The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
9. Important Dates to Remember:
9.A. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taft Junior High School. 
10. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
11. Adjourn
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