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August 28, 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 New Staff Introduction:
3.A. Matthew Lohse
3.B. Christine Acosta
3.C. Joshua Rombs    
4. PUBLIC HEARING:  Proposed Budget and Tax Rate in Accordance with Section 44.004 Texas Education Code. Public Participation in the discussion is invited. The Board will provide time for Citizens to  present their views, opinions, suggestions, etc. regarding the proposed 2018-2019 General School District Budget and Tax Rate.
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 Minutes of Board Meetings:
6.A.1. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.
6.A.2. Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, July 25, 2018.
6.A.3. Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2018.
6.A.4. Board Workshop on Tuesday, Tuesday, August 14, 2018.   
6.A.5. Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
6.B. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending July 2018.
6.C. Approve Investment Report for July 2018.
6.D. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD ending July 2018.
6.E. Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report
7. Discussion:
7.A. Principal's Report: First Day of School
7.A.1. Taft High School
7.A.2. Taft Junior High School
7.A.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7.B. Discussion on Facility Repairs and Building Options/Plans.
8. Items for Individual Consideration:
8.A. Discuss and/or Approve Year End Budget Amendment for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve an Order Setting the Tax Rate for the 2018-2019 Tax year. Proposed Tax Rate: $1.5155 with $1.17 for Maintenance & Operations (M&O)and $0.3455 for Bonded Indebtedness (Interest and Sinking Fund (I&S).
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve Official Budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019.
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve Certification of 2018 Appraisal Roll.
8.E. Discuss and/or Approve Resolution of the 4-H Club Extracurricular Activity.
8.F. Discuss and/or Approve Adjunct Faculty Agreement with the 4-H Club.
8.G. Discuss and/or Approve Community Partner Playground Agreement with Taft ISD and KaBoom!
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 551.07 and 551.074.
9.A. Employee Resignations:
9.A.1. Ashley Johnson
9.A.2. Michael Flores
9.A.3. Olga Villalobos
9.A.4. Christine Rodriguez
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 on Tuesday, September 18. 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Taft Junior High School.
12. New Business
13. Adjourn
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