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December 13, 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. Cheniere Energy Presentation: Taft High School Welding Program
5. Taft Food Pantry Presentation
6. Taft ISD Student Recognition:
6.A. Taft High School Band
6.B. Taft High School Football
7. Taft ISD Staff Recognition:
7.A. Taft ISD Maintenance Department Recognition
8. 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.
9. Consent Agenda
9.A. Approve Regular Board Minutes of November 15, 2016.
9.B. Approve Investment Report for November 2016.
9.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending November 2016.
9.D. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for November 2016.
9.E. Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for November 2016.
9.F. Taft ISD Board of Trustees Training Hours from January 1, 2016 to December 1, 2016.
10. Board Social Contract
11. Discussion
11.A. College Career and Readiness Update
11.B. Taft ISD Christmas Tree Writing Project and Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Festival
11.C. Windstorm Insurance Update
11.D. Maintenance and Operations: Taft ISD v. Krueger Construction Update
11.E. Curriculum and Instruction Update    
11.F. Principal's Report: Attendance and Campus Updates
11.F.1. High School
11.F.2. Junior High
11.F.3. Petty Elementary
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.A.1. Discussion regarding the Superintendent's Evaluation Instrument.
13. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
13.A. Action to approve the Superintendent's Evaluation Instrument.
14. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
15. Important Dates to Remember
15.A. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, January 17, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.
16. Adjourn
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