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April 18, 2017 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 Taft ISD Students:
4.A. Taft High School:
4.A.1. UIL
4.A.2. Business Professionals of America (BPA)
5. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
5.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071/551.074
5.A.1. Discussion, Including Consultation with Legal Counsel, Regarding Grievance Hearing of Andrzej Surz.
5.A.2. Discussion on Employment Contracts for the 2017-2018 School Year.
5.A.2.a. Taft ISD Administrative Certification Contracts
5.A.2.b. Taft High School Certification Contracts
5.A.2.c. Taft Junior High School Certification Contracts
5.A.2.d. Petty Elementary School Certification Contracts
5.A.3. Discussion Including Consultation with Legal Counsel, Regarding Non-Issuance of Employment Contract for the 2017-2018 School Year to Andrzej Surz
5.A.4. Employee Resignations
5.A.4.a. Wesley Harris
5.A.4.b. Herlinda Gonzalez
5.A.4.c. Amber Surz
5.A.4.d. JoAnna Rivera
6. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
6.A. Action Regarding Grievance Hearing of Andrzej Surz.
6.B. Action on Employment Contracts for the 2017-2018 School Year.
6.C. Action Regarding Non-Issuance of Employment Contract for the 2017-2018 School Year to Andrzej Surz and Authorize Superintendent to Send Notice of Same.
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. Consent Agenda
8.A. Approve Regular Board Meeting Minutes of March 28, 2017.
8.B. Approve Investment Report for March 2017.
8.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending March 2017.
8.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for March 2017.
8.E. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for March 2017.
9. Discussion
9.A. College and Career Readiness Update
9.B. Chapter 313 Papalote II Update
9.C. Average Daily Attendance (ADA) to Date 
9.D. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9.E. Principal's Report: End of the Year Activities
9.E.1. High School
9.E.2. Junior High
9.E.3. Petty Elementary
10. Items for Individual Consideration
10.A. Discuss and/or Approve Policy Update 107, affecting (LOCAL) Policies:
10.A.1. CODE CDC
10.A.2. CODE CJ
10.A.3. CODE DC
10.A.4. CODE DEE
10.A.7. CODE FEA
10.A.8. CODE FJ
10.A.9. CODE GE
10.B. Discuss and/or Approve the Taft ISD Electricity Services.
10.C. Discuss and/or Approve 2017-2018 Request For Qualifications (RFQ) Auditor.
10.D. Discuss and/or Approve Taft ISD District Calendar for the 2017-2018 School Year.
10.E. Discuss and/or Approve the 2017-2018 Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification
10.F. Discuss and/or Approve Out of State Trip for Business Professionals of America National Competition to Orlando, Florida on May 10-13, 2017. Students and Sponsors traveling will be Phylisha Baker, Nathan Ramirez, Armando Galvez, Cris Lopez, Mark Thompson, Debbi Foeh, and Darla Koschalk.
11. Important Dates to Remember
11.A. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, Board Room.
11.B. Taft ISD Employee Appreciation Banquet on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at Petty Elementary.
11.C. First Annual Superintendent's Golf Tournament on Friday, May 19, 2017, at Sinton Municipal Golf Course.
11.D. Taft High School Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.
11.E. Ready, Set, READ! Summer Reading Challenge on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at Taft Greyhound Stadium.
11.F. Taft High School Graduation on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at Taft Greyhound Stadium.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Adjourn
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