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October 17, 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 Goals
4. Public Hearing:
4.A. Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) 2016-2017 Rating Based on School Year 2015-2016 Data
5. 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.
6. Consent Agenda
6.A. Approve Board Meeting Minutes:
6.A.1. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
6.A.2. Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 17, 2017
6.A.3. Special Board Meeting Tuesday, August 31, 2017
6.A.4. Regular Board Meeting, September 12, 2017
6.B. Approve Investment Report:
6.B.1. August 2017
6.B.2. September 2017
6.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending:
6.C.1. August 2017
6.C.2. September 2017
6.D. Approve Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD:
6.D.1. August 2017
6.D.2. September 2017
6.E. Approve Child Nutrition Report for September 2017.
6.F. Approve Fuel Bids for the 2017-2018 School/Work Year.
7. Discussion
7.A. Taft High School Project Updates
7.B. 2017-2018 School Board Personal Financial Disclosure Booklet
7.C. Facilities Rentals and Usage
7.D. Wounded Warriors Project
7.E. Principal's Report: Success and Attendance Update
7.E.1. High School
7.E.2. Junior High
7.E.3. Petty Elementary
7.F. NorthStar and FEMA Update
8. Items for Individual Consideration:
8.A. Discuss and Approve Senate House Bill 1566, Policy FNG (LOCAL).
8.B. Discuss and Approve Changes to the Taft ISD District Calendar for 2017-2018
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve University of Texas-University Charter School Amendment .
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve Directive to Tax Collector to Apply Chapter 313 Tax Credit to Papalote Creek I, LLC and Papalote Creek II, LLC.
8.E. Discuss and/or Approve Waiver: Reduction of Minimum Days of Service pursuant to Section 21.401(c) of the Texas Education Code.
9. Closed Session: The Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071, and 551.074.
9.A. Discussion Regarding Duties, Roles and Responsibilities of School Board Members.
10. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
11. Important Dates to Remember
11.A. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 7:00 PM at the Administration Building, Board Room.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Adjourn
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