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July 26, 2016 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 Board Goals
4. Recognition of New Taft ISD Administrators and Staff:
4.A. Taft High School Assistant Principal: Vernon Berckmoes
4.B. Taft High School Agriculture Teacher: Cherly Handy
4.C. Taft Junior High Assistant Principal: Tim Chenette
4.D. Taft Junior High Band Director: Laura Goodman
4.E. Woodroe Petty Elementary Principal: Joshua Rombs
5. Recognition of Board Member Leadership Texas Association of School Boards (TASB): Leslie Pullin
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 Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 14, 2016.
7.B. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending June 2016.
7.C. Approve Investment Report for June 2016.
7.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for June 2016.  
8. Items for Individual Consideration:
8.A. Discuss Progress Report on Delinquent Tax Collections.
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve Contract for the Collection of Delinquent Taxes with Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP.
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve the Request by the Taft Housing Authority Board of Commissioners to Waive the 2015 Payment in Lieu of Taxes in the amount of $6,757.32 be waived and be paid to the Taft Boys & Girls Club.
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve Policy Update 105, affecting (LOCAL) Policies:
8.D.2. CODE BQ
8.D.10. CODE FDC
8.E. Discuss and/or Approve to endorse the Candidacy of Teresa Flores from Ingleside ISD to be nominated to fill a position on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors.
8.F. Discuss and/or Approve Public Meeting on Budget and Proposed Tax Rate for the Fiscal Year 2016-2017 for August 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
8.G. Discuss and/or Approve Tex Pool Investment Service for Public Funds Resolution Amending Authorized Representative Director of Business Ivonne Banda and Superintendent of Schools Joe Lopez and Deleting Authorized Representative Noel Snedeker and Chad Kelly. 
8.H. Discuss and/or Approve Taft ISD Student Code of Conduct Handbook.
8.I. Discuss and/or Approve Taft ISD Technology Acceptable Use Policy.
8.J. Discuss and/or Approve Taft ISD School District Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policy.
9. Discussion:
9.A. Taft Boys & Girls Club Report
9.B. Dsylexia Program Update
9.C. Gifted and Talented (GT) Program
9.D. Technology Department Report
9.E. Maintenance and Operations Department Report
9.F. Federal Programs Update
9.G. Truancy Update
9.H. School Uniform Committee Update
9.I. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9.J. Principal's Report: STAAR Scores Update:
9.J.1. Taft High School
9.J.2. Taft Junior High
9.J.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. Employee Resignations:
10.A.1. Richard Jackson
10.A.2. Gretal Bardin
10.B. Conduct Formative (Goal Setting) Evaluation of Superintendent of Schools.
11. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
11.A. Action Regarding Approval of Formative (Goal Setting) Evaluation of Superintendent of Schools.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Important Dates to Remember:
13.A. Budget Workshop on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 the Administration Building, Board Room.
13.B. Convocation/Welcome Back Monday, August 15, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.
13.C. Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, Board Room.
13.D. First Day of School Monday, August 22, 2016.
14. Adjourn
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