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March 20, 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. Recognition of Taft ISD Students:
4.A. FFA Members participating in County and Major Shows
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 Regular Board Meeting Minutes of February 20, 2018.
6.B. Approve Investment Report for February 2018.
6.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending February 2018.
6.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for February 2018.
6.E. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for February 2018.
7. Discussion
7.A. Safety Measures Update and School Marshall Program.
7.B. Principal's Report: Benchmark Scores
7.B.1. Taft High School
7.B.2. Taft Junior High
7.B.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7.C. Curriculum and Instruction Update
8. Items for Individual Consideration
8.A. Discuss and/or Approve the 2018-2019 Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification.
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve the Taft Junior High Turnaround Plan.
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve the Taft Junior High Turnaround Plan Resolution.
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve Policy Update 110, affecting LOCAL policies:
9. Closed Session: 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 551.074.
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, April 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary. 
11.B. Special Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
11.C. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
11.D. Taft ISD Employee Appreciation Banquet Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Adjourn
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