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May 15, 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 Campus Teachers of the Year.
4.A. Taft High School: Elvia Lopez
4.B. Taft Junior High: Socorro Garcia
4.C. Woodroe Petty Elementary: Monica Hernandez
5. Recognition of Taft ISD Students:
5.A. Taft High School:
5.A.1. Special Olympics: Lettered Athletes
5.A.2. Basketball
5.A.3. Baseball
5.A.4. Golf
5.A.5. Powerlifting
5.A.6. Softball
5.A.7. Tennis
5.A.8. Track
5.A.9. UIL
6. Recognition of Retirees:
6.A. Kay Putnam
6.B. Sandra Garcia
6.C. Shari Barta
6.D. Patricia Rodriguez
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. Consent Agenda:
8.A. Approve Regular Board Meeting Minutes of April 17, 2018.
8.B. Approve Investment Report for April 2018.
8.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending April 2018.
8.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for April 2018.  
8.E. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for April 2018.
9. Discussion:
9.A. Principal's Report: STAAR Scores and Attendance
9.A.1. High School
9.A.2. Junior High
9.A.3. Petty Elementary
9.B. Curriculum and Instruction Update
9.C. Summer School Schedule
10. Items for Individual Consideration:
10.A. Discuss and/or Approve Food Management Services during the 2018-2019 School Year, with options for renewal of the Contract for four (4) additional terms of one year each. 
10.B. Discuss and/or Approve a Resolution Regarding a Finance Contract for the Purpose of Procuring Vehicles.
11. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
11.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.074/551.071
11.A.1. Employee Resignations:
11.A.1.a. Richard Gonzales
11.A.1.b. Leonel Jauregi
11.A.1.c. Elmer Fleenor
11.A.1.d. Amy Turnbull
11.A.1.e. Cruz Teresa Garcia
11.A.1.f. Lacy Goodman
11.A.1.g. Cynthia Sullivan
11.A.1.h. Rudy Longoria
11.A.1.i. Jesse Torres
11.A.2. Employees Retiring:
11.A.2.a. Shari Barta
11.A.2.b. Patricia Rodriguez
11.B. Discussion on Remaining Employment Contracts for the 2018-2019 School Year.
11.C. Discussion Regarding Termination of Probationary Contract Teacher at the Conclusion of the 2017-2018 School Year.
12. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
12.A. Action, if necessary, on Item(s) Discussed in Closed Session.
12.A.1. Action on Employment Contracts for the 2018-2019 School Year.
12.A.2. Action Regarding Termination of Probationary contract Teacher at the Conclusion of the 2017-2018 School Year and Authorize Superintendent to Send Notice of Same.
13. Important Dates to Remember
13.A. Taft ISD Employee Appreciation Banquet Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
13.B. Ready, Set, READ! Summer Reading Challenge on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at the Woodroe Petty Elementary.
13.C. Taft High School Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taft High School Gym.
13.D. Taft High School Graduation on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. at Taft Greyhound Stadium.
13.E. TASB Summer Leadership Institute June 14-16, 2018 San Antonio, Texas.  
13.F. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
14. Future Board Agenda Items from Board Members
15. Adjourn
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