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July 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

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. Invocation
3. Taft ISD Credo and Taft ISD Goals
4. 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.
5. Recognition of Class of 2015 Valedictorian Joe Daniel Saldana and Salutatorian Patricia Luera
6. Recognition of Taft FFA Chapter The Lone Star Degree recipients Rylie Robertson and Jonathan Martinez.  
7. Recognition of Taft FFA Chapter State Winner in Swine Production Proficiency Jonathan Martinez
8. Superintendent Updates: Introduction of new administrators
9. Consent Agenda
9.A. Approve Minutes of the Regular Meeting of June 16, 2015
9.B. Approve Investment Report for June, 2015
9.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending June, 2015
9.D. Child Nutrition Report
9.E. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD
10. Budget Workshop
11. Discussion
11.A. Taft Boys & Girls Club SOS (Supply Our Students) Project
11.B. Report on College & Career Dual Credit Budget
11.C. Taft ISD Police Yearly and Safety Report
11.D. Maintenance and Operations Report
11.E. Principal's Report: Campus Data Analysis
11.E.1. High School
11.E.2. Junior High
11.E.3. Petty Elementary
12. Items for Individual Consideration
12.A. Discuss and/or Approve to accept the application of apex Midway Wind, 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 enter into any agreement to expend the 150 deadline subject to Board ratification.
12.B. Discuss and/or Approve to retain consultants to assist the District in processing the application for Appraised Value Limitation on qualified Property from Apex Midway Wind, LLC.
12.C. Discuss and/or Approve Public Meeting on Budget and Proposed Tax Rate for the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 for August 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
13. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
13.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071, 551.072, 551.074, and 551.087.
13.A.1. Employee Resignations
13.A.1.a. Erika Villarreal
13.A.1.b. Selena Cruz
13.A.1.c. Joseph L. Guzman
13.A.1.d. Dr. Nugget Cunningham
13.A.1.e. Amy Crites
13.A.1.f. James Bucholtz
13.A.1.g. Roxanne H. Aguirre
13.A.1.h. Jessica Janota
13.A.1.i. Dr. Ray Garza
13.A.2. Discuss commercial or financial information received from companies with whom the District may be commencing economic development negations.  
14. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
15. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
16. Important Dates to Remember
16.A. Superintendent Summer Leadership July 22-24, 2015
16.B. No Excuses University July 27-28, 2015
16.C. Back to School Health Fair July 28, 2015 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Taft High School Gym
16.D. Welcome Back Taft ISD Staff August 17, 2015
16.E. Next Regular Board Meeting August 18, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
17. Adjourn
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