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April 17, 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. Student Council Presidential Recognition
4.B. Taft High School Congressional Recognition
4.C. Business Professionals of America (BPA)
4.D. Destination Imagination
4.E. Robotics
5. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
5.A. The Board will convene in Closed Session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071/551.074
5.A.1. Consultation with Legal Counsel - Discussion, Including Consultation with Legal Counsel, Regarding Legally Required Policies for School Marshals and/or Other District Personnel Carrying Firearms.
5.A.2. Discussion Regarding Settlement Authority in Regards to Taft ISD v. Krueger Construction, Et. Al.
5.A.3. Discussion on Employment Contracts for the 2017-2018 School Year.
5.A.3.a. Taft ISD Administrative Certification Contracts
5.A.3.b. Nurse Certification Contracts
5.A.3.c. Petty Elementary School Certification Contracts
5.A.3.d. Taft Junior High School Certification Contracts
5.A.3.e. Taft High School Certification Contracts
5.A.4. Employee Resignations:
5.A.4.a. Melissa Hildago
5.A.4.b. James Lill
5.A.5. Employees Retiring:
5.A.5.a. Kay Putnam
5.A.5.b. Sandra Garcia
6. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session Tx Government Code, Chapter 551.071/551.074.
6.A. Discussion/Action regarding Drafting of Policies for School Marshals and/or Other District Personnel Carrying Firearms for Board Consideration.
6.B. Action Regarding Settlement in the Regards to the Taft ISD vs. Krueger Construction, Et. Al.
6.C. Action on Employment Contracts for the 2018-2019 School Year.
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. Discussion
8.A. The Taft VFW Post 9318 Annual Scholarships
8.B. Principal's Report: Benchmark Scores
8.B.1. Taft High School
8.B.2. Taft Junior High
8.B.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
8.C. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9. Consent Agenda
9.A. Approve Regular Board Meeting Minutes of March 20, 2018.
9.B. Approve Investment Report for March 2018.
9.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending March 2018.
9.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for March 2018.
9.E. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for March 2018.
10. Items for Individual Consideration
10.A. Discuss and/or Approve request for Additional State Aid for Ad Valorem Tax Credit for EC&R Papalote Creek I, LLC and EC&R Papalote Creek II, LLC.
10.B. Discuss and/or Approve Regional Day School Program for the Deaf Shared Services Agreement.
11. Important Dates to Remember
11.A. Education Foundation of Taft ISD Annual Golf Tournament on Friday, May 11, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. at NorthShore Country Club.
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.
11.E. Ready, Set, READ! Summer Reading Challenge on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at the Taft High School Gym.
11.F. Taft High School Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taft High School Gym.
11.G. Taft High School Graduation on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. at Taft Greyhound Stadium.
12. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
13. Adjourn
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