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November 17, 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. Canvas Results of Trustee Election Held on November 3, 2020.
4. Swear-In Newly Elected Board Members.
5. Re-Orgnization of the Taft ISD Board of Trustees. 
6. Public Hearing:
6.A. Targeted Improvement Plans (TIP).
6.B. Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). 
7. Public Comments:
Description:  Comments are limited to five minutes per speaker. The Board Secretary will be the timekeeper and will inform the speaker when they have one remaining minute. 
Pursuant to 551.042 of the Texas Government Code, no Board Member or Administrator may respond to a member of the public, unless susch response is a recitation of District Policy or a statement of specific factual information. 
8. Consent Agenda
8.A. Approve Minutes of Regular Board Meeting of October 20, 2020.
8.B. Approve Investment Report for October 2020.
8.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending October 2020.
8.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD ending October 2020.
8.E. Taft ISD Child Nutrition:
8.E.1. September 2020
8.E.2. October 2020
9. Discussion:
9.A. District Safety Operations Audit Report 
9.B. COVID-19 Update
10. Items for Individual Consideration:
10.A. Discuss and/or Approve Targeted Improvement Plans (TIP)
10.A.1. Woodroe Petty Elementary 
10.A.2. Taft Junior High School
10.B. Discuss and/or Approve Annual Review and Approval of District Investment Policy. 
10.C. Discuss and/or Approve Attestation Statement for ADA Hold Harmless Beyond the First Two-Six Week Reporting Periods.
11. 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.
11.A. Employee(s) Resignations:
12. Reconvened from Closed Session:
Description:  The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
13. Important Dates to Remember:
13.A. Taft Chamber of Commerce Illuminated Parade Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 6:00 p.m.  
13.B. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. in the Taft Junior High School.
14. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
15. Adjourn
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