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July 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. 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.
4. Consent Agenda:
4.A. Approve Board Minutes of:
4.A.1. Regular Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 19, 2018
4.A.2. Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 25, 2018
4.B. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending June 2018
4.C. Approve Investment Report for June 2018
4.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for June 2018.  
5. Items for Individual Consideration:
5.A. Discuss and/or Approve to Authorize Hiring of Law Firm to Assist Taft ISD to Recover and/or Sue All Responsible Parties in Charge of the Remediation for the District's Buildings Affected by Hurricane Harvey and to pursue any insurance proceeds, through litigation or otherwise, from its property insurance carrier and any other responsible parties to indemnify Taft ISD for all covered losses to all Taft ISD property resulting from Hurricane Harvey. 
5.B. Discuss and/or Approve modified changes to the 2018-2019 School District Calendar.
5.C. Discuss and/or Approve Board Policy Update FNCA (LOCAL)
5.D. Discuss and/or Approve Policy Update 111, affecting Local Policies:
5.D.1. BBD (LOCAL)
5.D.2. CAA (LOCAL)
5.D.3. CJA (LOCAL)
5.D.4. DHE (LOCAL)
5.D.5. DI (LOCAL)
5.D.6. FEA (LOCAL)
5.E. Discuss and/or Approve Taft ISD Student Code of Conduct Handbook.
6. Discussion:
6.A. Principal's Report: STAAR Scores
6.A.1. Taft High School
6.A.2. Taft Junior High School
6.A.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7. 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 551.07 and 551.074.
7.A. Employee Resignations:
7.A.1. Maisavel Saldivar
7.A.2. Clinton Roitsch
7.A.3. Rick Elizondo
7.A.4. Megan Stewart
8. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
9. Important Dates to Remember:
9.A. New Taft ISD Staff Orientation on Monday, August 13, 2018, at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
9.B. Budget Workshop Tuesday, August 14, 2018, in the Superintendent Portable Building.
9.C. Convocation/Welcome Back on Monday, August 20, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at the Taft High School Gym.
9.D. Regular School Board Meeting Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
9.E. First Day of School on Monday, August 27, 2018.
10. Superintendents Update:
11. New Business:
12. Adjourn
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