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January 26, 2021 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:
2019-2020 Annual Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) Public Hearing and Comments 
4. Public Comments:
5. Items for Individual Consideration:
5.A. Discuss and/or Approve Annual Financial Audit Report for the 2019-2020 School Year.
5.B. Discuss and/or Approve San Patricio County Contract for Elections.  
5.C. Discuss and/or Approve Election Order calling for an Election to be held on Saturday, May 1, 2021, for the Purpose of Electing Three Trustees. 
5.D. Discuss and/or Approve Updates on House Bill 3 Goals.
5.E. Discuss and/or Approve 2019-2020 Texas Academic Performance Reports (TAPR) Report. 
5.F. Discuss and/or Approve Waiver and Taft ISD 2020-2021 District Calendar to schedule periodic (non-consecutive) Asynchronous Instructional days during the Spring of 2020-2021.
5.G. Discuss and/or Approve Update 116 (LOCAL) Policy Update:
  1. CQB (LOCAL): Technology Rescources - Cybersecurity
  2. DCD (LOCAL): Employment Practices - At-Will Employment
  3. FFAC (LOCAL): Wellness and Health Services - Medical Treatment
  4. GKA (LOCAL): Community Relations - Conduct on School Premises
6. Discussion:
6.A. Taft ISD Gifted and Talented Handbook.
6.B. District Financial Update
7. Consent Agenda
7.A. Approve Minutes of Board Meetings:
7.A.1. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.
7.A.2. Special Board Meeting Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.
7.A.3. Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 6:00 p.m.
7.B. Approve Investment Report for December 2020.
7.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending for December 2020.
7.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD ending December 2020.
8. 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.
8.A. Employee Resignation(s)
8.B. Woodroe Petty Elementary Project Update
9. Reconvened from Closed Session:
Description:  The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
10. Important Dates to Remember:
10.A. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Taft Junior High.
11. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
12. Adjourn
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