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April 21, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
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. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
2.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071, 551.072, 551.087 and 551.074
2.A.1. Consider Proposed Renewal and/or Nonrenewal of Term Contracts. (Item G)
2.A.2. Employee Resignations.(Item H)
2.A.3. Chapter 313 Application with Cheniere Project. (Item A)
3. 7:00 PM Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
4. Invocation
5. Taft ISD Credo and Taft ISD Goals
6. Recognition of High School Student State Science Fair Winner; Junior High Destination Imagination, Junior High History Fair Winners. 
7. 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.
8. Consent Agenda
8.A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting March 10, 2015, Special Meeting March 10, 2015, and Special Meeting of March 24, 2015
8.B. Approve Investment Report for March 2015.
8.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending March 2015.
8.D. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for March 2015.
8.E. Child Nutrition Report for March 2015.
9. Information Only
9.A. ADA Report-Fifth Six Weeks
9.B. Special Education PBM Report
10. Items for Individual Consideration
10.A. Discuss and/or Approve Chapter to accept the Application of San Patricio Processing Hub, LLC for an Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property, authorize the Superintendent to review the Application for completeness and submit to the Comptroller, and authorize the Superintendent to review the application for and authorize the Superintendent to enter into any agreement to extend the 150 deadline subject to Board ratification. 
10.B. Discuss and/or Approve to retain consultants to assist the District in processing of Application for Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property from San Patricio Processing HUB, LLC.
10.C. Discuss and/or Approve modifying the Superintendent Search Calendar timeline.
10.D. Discuss and/or Approve the 2015-2016 School District Calendar.    
10.E. Discuss and/or Approve the Request by the Taft Housing authority Board of Commissioners to Waive the 2014 Payment in Lieu of Taxes in the amount of $6,478.14, to be utilized by the Taft Boys & Girls Club.
10.F. Discuss and/or Approve request for Additional State Aid for Ad Valorem Tax Credit Texas education Agency (TEA) for 2009 and 2010.
10.G. Discuss and/or Approve Proposed Renewal and/or Nonrenewal of Term Contracts.
10.H. Discuss and/or Approve Employee Resignations of Roxanne Vela, Brenda Cryer and Kathy Haywood.
11. Superintendent Reports
11.A. Upcoming Dates: May 22, 2015 Employee Appreciation Banquet.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Adjourn
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