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May 17, 2016 at 7:00 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 Board Goals
4. Recognition of General Education Development Certificate Alexis Molina 
5. Recognition of Taft ISD Students:
5.A. Petty Elementary:
5.A.1. Petty Safety Patrol
5.A.2. Petty Student Council
5.B. Taft Junior High:
5.B.1. Junior High Band
5.C. Taft High School:
5.C.1. Academic UIL
5.C.2. Varsity Baseball Team
5.C.3. Tennis Team
5.C.4. Track State Qualifiers AJ Perez and Danielle Zambrano
5.C.5. High School Band
5.C.6. Winterguard
6. 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.
7. Consent Agenda:
7.A. Approve Board Meeting Minutes of:
7.A.1. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
7.A.2. Special Board Meeting on Monday, April 25, 2016
7.A.3. Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2016
7.B. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending April 2016.
7.C. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for April 2016.  
7.D. Approve Child Nutrition Report for April.
8. Items for Individual Consideration:
8.A. Discuss and/or Approve Offer to purchase tax sale property Suit No. S-09-1016TX; Taft Independent School district, San Patricio County and City of Taft vs. Doris L. Keyser, ET AL ACCT. NO. 45975; Lot 6, block 29, Original Townsite, City of Taft, San Patricio County, Texas, as described in Clerk's File #42917, Deed Records of San Patricio County, Texas.
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve Suit No. S-07-1092-TX; Taft Independent School District and San Patricio County vs. Ruben Pena, et al Acct. No. 1545-0014-0006-000; 0.2 acre, more or less, Lot 6, Block 14, 2nd Roosevelt Addition, City of Taft, San Patricio County, Texas
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve 2016-2016 Instructional Material Allotment (IMA).
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve 2016-2017 Request For Qualifications (RFQ) Auditor.
8.E. Discuss and/or Approve Emphasis on District Wide Social and Emotional Learning Curriculum for 2016-2017 School Year.  
9. Discussion:
9.A. Region 2 TASB Board of Directors Nominations.
9.B. ADA Report-Fifth Six Weeks
9.C. Seamless Summer Options
9.D. Summer School Schedule
9.E. Technology Department Report
9.F. Maintenance and Operations Department Report
9.G. Special Education Report
9.H. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9.I. Principal's Report: Attendance and Campus Update:
9.I.1. High School
9.I.2. Junior High
9.I.3. Petty Elementary
10. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
10.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.074/551.071
10.B. Discussion on Administrative and Principals Employment Contracts for the 2016-2017 School Year.
10.C. Employee Resignations:
10.C.1. Juan Galvan
10.C.2. Melinda Worden
11. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary as discussed in Closed Session.
11.A. Action, if Necessary, on Item (s) Discussed in Closed Session.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Important Dates to Remember:
13.A. Baccalaureate at Taft Auditorium, Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
13.B. Ready, Set, READ! Summer Reading Challenge on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at the Taft Greyhound Stadium.
13.C. Kindergarten Graduation Petty Elementary, Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
13.D. Graduation Greyhound Stadium Friday, May 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
13.E. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, Board Room.
13.F. Board Members attending TASB Summer Leadership Institute June 15-18, 2016 San Antonio, Texas.
14. Adjourn
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