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December 17, 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. Invocation
3. Taft ISD Credo and Taft ISD Goals
4. Taft Food Pantry Presentation.
5. Taft ISD Student Recognition.
5.A. Band
5.B. Football
5.C. Cross Country
5.D. Volleyball
5.E. Coach Tasha Wilson 500th Win.
6. Public Hearing: Application of Apex Midway Wind LLC (Comptroller Application No: 1086) for Appraised Value Limitations on qualified Property, pursuant to Chapter 313 of the Texas Property Tax Code.
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. Items for Individual Consideration
8.A. Discuss and Approve the First United Methodist Church NOMADS Project.
8.B. Discussion and possible action to accept the Application of Cheniere 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 enter into any agreement to extend the 150 deadline subject to Board ratification.
8.C. Discussion and possible action to retain consultants to assist the District in processing of Application for Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property from Cheniere San Patricio Processing Hub, LLC.
8.D. Consider and adopt Findings under the Texas Economic Development Act on the Application of Apex Midway Wind LLC (Comptroller Application No: 1086) for an Appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property for School District Maintenance and Operations Taxes, pursuant to Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code.
8.E. Consider and approve Agreement under the Texas Economic Development Act with Apex Midway Wind LLC (Comptroller Application No: 1086) for an appraised Value Limitation on Qualified Property for School District Maintenance and Operations Taxes, pursuant to Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code.
8.F. Consider and Approve Standby Agreement with Apex Midway Wind LLC (Comptroller Application No: 1086)
8.G. TASB Salary/Staffing Study
8.H. DFE (LOCAL) Policy Revision
8.I. Discuss and Approve of offer purchase tax sale property. Suite No. S-99-1113-TX; Taft Independent School District, San Patricio County and Taft Hospital District vs. Jose Casarez, Jr.,  Acct. No. 0434-0001-0004-00, Lot 4, block 1, Fifth Hidalgo Addition to the City of Taft, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Envelope 962, Plat Records of San Patricio County, Texas
8.J. Discuss and Approve of offer to purchase tax sale property 4636-A: City of Taft, Taft Independent School District, Taft Hospital District and San Patricio County vs. Andrew McClendon, aka Andrew McClendon, Jr. Tract 2: Account No. 1853-0045-0001-000, Lot 1, Block 45, Original Townsite, Town of Taft, being more particularly described in Volume 619, Page 124, Deed Records of San Patricio County.
8.K. Discuss and Approve offer to purchase tax sale property S-96-1209-TX: City of Taft, Taft Independent School District and San Patricio County vs. Harold B. B3enford, ET AL ACCT. NO. 46008; Lot 6, Block 37, Taft Townsite, as shown by map or plat thereof recorded in volume 3, Page 18, map Records of San Patricio County, Texas.
8.L. Discuss and Approve change of Spring Break 2016 March 7-11 to new date of March 14-18.
9. Consent Agenda
9.A. Approve Board Minutes of:
9.A.1. Regular Board Meeting on November 17, 2015.
9.A.2. Special Board Meeting on December 1, 2015.
9.B. Approve Investment Report for November 2015.
9.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending November 2015.
9.D. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for November 2015.
9.E. Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for November 2015.
9.F. Taft ISD Board of Trustees Training Hours from January 1, 2015 to December 2015.
10. Discussion
10.A. Superintendent 100 Day Entry Plan
10.B. Taft ISD Christmas Tree Writing Project and Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Festival
10.C. Taft Early Learning Academy
10.D. Windstorm Insurance Update.
10.E. Curriculum and Instruction Update    
10.F. Safety Update
10.G. Principal's Report: Attendance and Benchmark Scores
10.G.1. High School
10.G.2. Junior High
10.G.3. Petty Elementary
11. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
12. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
12.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071, and 551.074.
12.B. Discuss commercial or financial information received from Cheniere San Patricio Processing Hub, LLC, with whom the District may be commencing economic development negotiations.
12.C. Employee Resignations:
12.C.1. Chris Hall
12.C.2. Rodney Wade
13. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
14. Important Dates to Remember
14.A. Special Board Meeting TASB Workshop Tuesday, January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
14.B. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, January 19, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
15. Adjourn
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