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September 15, 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. Superintendent Updates
5.A. Athletic and Extracurricular Activity News
6. Consent Agenda
6.A. Approve Minutes of Regular Meeting August 25, 2015.
6.B. Approve Investment Report for August 2015.
6.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending August 2015.
6.D. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD
7. Discussion
7.A. Team of 8 Workshop Date
7.B. ADA Report
7.C. Presentation of School Board Disclosure Information & FIRST Rating.
7.D. Maintenance and Operations Report
7.E. College and Career Readiness Update.
7.F. Federal/Special Programs Update
7.G. Principal's Report: Final Scores, Goals and Attendance Update 
7.G.1. High School
7.G.2. Junior High
7.G.3. Petty Elementary
8. Items for Individual Consideration
8.A. Discuss and/or Approve Out of State trip for Taft High School Band to travel to Disney World in Orlando, Florida June 6-9, 2016.
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve Appraised Calendar and Certified Appraisers.
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve outside Organization fundraiser and/or sales of fundraiser tickets at school events.
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve to have the Executive Director for Curriculum and Instruction to be the authorized person for Records Retention.  
8.E. Discuss and/or Approve Adopting the Organizational Chart for 2015-2016 School Year.
9. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
9.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.
9.A.1. Discussion regarding addendum to Superintendent's Employment Contract.
10. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
10.A. Action regarding addendum to Superintendent's Employment Contract.
11. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
12. Important Dates to Remember
12.A. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
13. Adjourn
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