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February 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Regular

1. Announcement by the Board President calling this meeting of the Taft Independent School District to order. 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. Taft ISD Credo and Taft ISD Goals
3. Public Comments: Comments are limited to five minutes per speaker. The Board Secretary will be the timekeeper and will inform the speaker when they have one (1) remaining minute. Should there be more than five (5) people who wish to speak on a particular issue they need to select one (1) representative to speak for them. The presiding officer or designee shall determine whether a person who wishes to address the Board has attempted to solve the matter administratively. If not, the person shall be directed to the appropriate policy, as noted in BED (Local), to seek resolution before bringing the matter to the Board at a subsequent meeting. Pursuant to 551.042 of the Texas Government Code, no Board Member or Administrator may respond to a member of the public, unless such response is a recitation of District policy or a statement of specific factual information.
4. Recognition of  Taft ISD  BPA, Dean's List, FFA Students and Science Fair Winners
5. Consent Agenda
5.A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 20, 2015.
5.B. Approve Investment Report for January, 2015
5.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending January, 2015
5.D. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for January, 2015
5.E. Child Nutrition Report
6. Information Only
6.A. Review Taft ISD Board Social Contract
6.B. Update on home visits     
6.C. Election Update and Information
6.D. Report on Information and Explanation of ShowCase
6.E. Budget Calendar and Status
6.F. Appreciation Banquet, May 22, 2015 at 5:30 p.m., Petty Elementary Cafeteria
6.G. Principal's Report
7. Items for Individual Consideration
7.A. Discuss and/or Approve Investment Policy.
7.B. Order of Regular Election    
Description:  Orden de Regular Eleccion
7.C. Appoint Custodian for Election
Description:  Nombrar Designar Custodio de Documentos de Eleccion
7.D. Set Compensation for Election
Description:  Determinar Compensacion para Juecces y Oficinistas
7.E. Appoint Presiding Judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board
Description:  Designar Juez Presidente de la votacion de la Junta de Votacion Temprana
7.F. Approve Canvassing the Results of the Trustee Election Held May 9, 2015 at a Special Meeting on May 12, 2015
Description:  Aprobar le fecha para examiner resultados de le eleccion sindicos de el dis 9 de Mayo, 2015 para la Junta Special el dia 12 de Mayo, 2015
8. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
8.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071, 551.072, and 551.074
8.B. Discussion regarding selection of interim superintendent and matters related thereto.    
Description:  Taft ISD board members will be briefed on the available alternatives to securing an interim superintendent.
9. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
9.A. Action, as necessary, on items discussed in closed session.        
Description:  The board may choose to interview, name or act otherwise in securing an interim superintendent.
10. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
11. Taft ISD Board Meeting Evaluation
12. Adjourn
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