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June 13, 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. Taft ISD School Board of Trustees Proclamation:
5. Recognition of Taft ISD Students:
5.A. Recognition of Class of 2017 Valedictorian Naomi Saldivar and Salutatorian Elisa Lysette Martinez.
5.B. Taft High School Cheerleaders
5.C. Taft Junior High Cheerleaders
5.D. Petty Elementary Running Club
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. Special Board Meeting Monday, May 15, 2017
7.A.2. Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7.B. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending May 2017.
7.C. Approve Investment Report for May 2017.
7.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for May 2017.  
7.E. Approve Child Nutrition Report for May 2017.
8. Items for Individual Consideration:
8.A. Consideration and Approval of pricing submitted for the Taft High School Re-Roofing and Lighting Controls.
8.B. Consideration and Approval to allow Administration to enter into contract(s) for the Taft High School Re-Roofing and Lighting Controls Project.
8.C. Consideration and Approval of a Resolution by the Board of Trustees of the Taft Independent School District establishing the District's intention to reimburse itself for the prior lawful expenditure of the funds from the proceeds of obligations to be issued by District for authorized purposes, and other matters in connection therewith.
8.D. Consideration and Approval of a financing plan to refund certain District's Outstanding unlimited tax bonds to realize savings and approval final terms of the refunding bonds and all matter related thereto.
8.E. Consideration and Approval of a financing plan to issue maintenance tax notes for payment of certain maintenance expenses and directing the District's Administration and Consultants to proceed with preparation of the issuance of such tax notes for future consideration by the District's Board of Trustees
8.F. Discuss and/or Approve 2017-2018 Student Athletic Accident Insurance.
9. Discussion:
9.A. Technology Department Update
9.B. Maintenance Department Update
9.C. Budget Calendar Update
9.D. ADA Report Sixth Six Weeks-Year End Summary of Finances
9.E. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9.F. Principal's Report: STAAR Scores, Attendance and Summer School Update:
9.F.1. High School
9.F.2. Junior High
9.F.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. Pete Guajardo
10.A.2. Jesse Scott Olivo
10.A.3. Philip LaQuincy Sims
10.A.4. Marcos Pina
10.A.5. Michael Sandroussi
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. Important Dates to Remember:
12.A. Board Members attending TASB Summer Leadership Institute on June 15-17, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas.
12.B. Board Training Monday, June 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, Board Room.
12.C. Special Board Meeting Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, Board Room.
13. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
14. Adjourn
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