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January 22, 2018 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 Recognition
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 Minutes of Regular Meeting on December 11, 2017.
6.B. Approve Investment Report for December 2017.
6.C. Total Expenditures by Function Ending December 2017.
6.D. Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for December 2017.
6.E. Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for December 2017.
7. Discussion
7.A. Principal's Report: Attendance and Unit Assessment  
7.A.1. High School
7.A.2. Junior High
7.A.3. Petty Elementary
7.B. Curriculum and Instruction Update    
7.C. School Board Trustee Election Update
8. Items for Individual Consideration
8.A. Discuss and/or Approve Annual District Investment Policy.
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve Budget Amendment for Donations Received.
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve Resolution to Compensate Employees Directed Not to Report to Work Due to Inclement Weather.
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve Taft Junior High Targeted Improvement Plan for 2017-2018.
9. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into closed session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act.
9.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.
9.A.1. Conduct Annual Evaluation of Superintendent of Schools and Modification of Employment Contract.
9.A.2. Consultation with Legal Counsel Regarding Third Party Review of Hurricane Harvey's Asbestos Release and Remediation Affecting District Employees, Staff and Students.
10. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
10.A. Action Regarding Approval of Evaluation of Superintendent of Schools.
10.B. Action Regarding Modification of Superintendent of Schools Employment Contract.
10.C. Action Regarding Third Party Review of Hurricane Harvey's Asbestos Release and Remediation Affecting District Employees, Staff and Students.
11. Important Dates to Remember
11.A. Special Board Meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Superintendent's Portable Building.
11.B. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Taft Junior High School.
11.C. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Taft High School.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Adjourn
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