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July 20, 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 Comments:
4. Recognition of New Taft ISD Administrator:
Woodroe Petty Elementary Principal: Leticia Garza
5. Consent Agenda
5.A. Approve Minutes of Board Meetings
5.A.1. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, June 15, 2021. 
5.A.2. Special Board Meeting Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
5.A.3. Board Workshop Saturday, July 10, 2021.
5.B. Approve Investment Report for June 2021.
5.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending June 2021.
5.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD ending June 2021.
6. Discussion:
6.A. Property Insurance Review
6.B. Budget Overview
6.C. Operation Connectivity and Texas COVID Learning Acceleration Supports (TCLAS) Funding Opportunities
6.D. Centennial Celebration
6.E. Board of Trustee Training Requirements.
7. Items for Individual Consideration:
7.A. Discuss and Consider Approval of Policy Update 117 (LOCAL)
  1. CH (LOCAL): Purchasing and Acquisition
  2. CV (LOCAL): Facilities Construction
  3. DEC (LOCAL): Compensation and Benefits - Leave and Absences
7.B. Discuss and Consider Approval of the update to EIC (LOCAL)
7.C. Discuss and Consider Approval of the ESC 2 Programs of Services Agreement for the 2021-2022 School Year. 
7.D. Discuss and Consider Approval ESC 12 Agreement for the 2021-2022 School Year.
7.E. Discuss and Consider Approval TexPool Investment Service for Public Funds Resolution Amending Authorized Representative Director of Business Ivonne Banda and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Irene Garza. 
7.F. Discuss and Consider Approval of the Health Special Risk Insurance Renewal option for Student Accident and Activity Insurance. 
7.G. Discuss and Consider Approval High School and Junior High Roof Repairs.
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):
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. Special Meeting and Budget Workshop Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary. 
10.B. Annual Back to School Backpack Giveaway and Health Fair Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Woodroe Petty Elementary.
10.C. Welcome Back Convocation Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the Taft High School Gym.  
10.D. Renaming of Taft Junior High Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 5:30 p.m. 
10.E. Budget Workshop Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
10.F. First Day of School Thursday, August 12, 2021
10.G. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, August 23, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary. 
11. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
12. Adjourn
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