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May 16, 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. Special Olympics: Lettered Athletes
4.A.2. Basketball
4.A.3. Baseball
4.A.4. Softball
4.A.5. Track
4.A.6. Powerlifting
4.A.7. Tennis
4.A.8. Golf
5. Recognition of Campus Teachers of the Year.
5.A. High School: Stephanie Bluso
5.B. Taft Junior High: Crystal Aparicio
5.C. Petty Elementary: Megan Stewart
6. Recognition of Retirees:
6.A. Juanita M. Carvajal
6.B. Lisa Cole
6.C. Laura Thomas
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 Board Meeting Minutes of:
8.A.1. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
8.A.2. Special Board Meeting on Friday, April 21, 2017.
8.B. Approve Investment Report for April 2017.
8.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending April 2017.
8.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for April 2017.  
8.E. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for April 2017.
9. Discussion:
9.A. SECO Loan Update
9.B. Taft High School: Partial Roofing and Lighting Controls Update
9.C. Taft Boys and Girls Club Update
9.D. Budget Calendar Update
9.E. Summer School Schedule
9.F. Seamless Summer Options
9.G. Technology Department Update
9.H. Maintenance Department Update
9.I. Special Programs Update
9.J. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9.K. Principal's Report: STAAR Scores and Attendance
9.K.1. High School
9.K.2. Junior High
9.K.3. Petty Elementary
10. Items for Individual Consideration:
10.A. Discuss and/or Approve Renewing or Awarding a New District Bank Depository Contract.
10.B. Discuss and/or Approve the Taft Housing Authority Board of Commissioner's request to have the Taft ISD Board of Trustees waive the 2016 Payment in Lieu of Taxes in the amount of $7,010.62 and be paid to the Taft Boys and Girls Club.
11. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
11.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.074/551.071
11.A.1. Employee Resignations:
11.A.1.a. Kavita Bhakta
11.A.1.b. Richard Carrell
12. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
12.A. Action, if necessary, on Item(s) Discussed in Closed Session.
13. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
14. Important Dates to Remember:
14.A. Baccalaureate on Sunday, May 28, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taft Auditorium.
14.B. Graduation Walk on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. at Taft Junior High then going over to Petty Elementary.
14.C. Kindergarten Graduation on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at Petty Elementary.
14.D. Ready, Set, READ! Summer Reading Challenge on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. at the Taft Greyhound Stadium.
14.E. Taft High School Graduation on Friday, June 2, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at the Taft Greyhound Stadium.
14.F. Board Members attending TASB Summer Leadership Institute on June 15-17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
14.G. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, Board Room.
15. Adjourn
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