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October 16, 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. Recognitions:
3.A. Woodroe Petty Elementary
3.B. Taft Junior High School
3.C. Taft High School
3.D. Taft Independent School District
4. 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.
5. Consent Agenda
5.A. Approve Board Meeting Minutes:
5.A.1. Special Board Meeting on Wednesday, August 8, 2018
5.A.2. Budget Workshop on Tuesday, August 14, 2018
5.A.3. Special Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 21, 2018
5.A.4. Special Board Meeting on Saturday, September 15, 2018
5.A.5. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
5.A.6. Special Board Meeting on Monday, October 1, 2018
5.B. Approve Investment Report for September 2018
5.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending September 2018
5.D. Approve Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for September 2018
5.E. Approve Child Nutrition Report for September 2018
5.F. Approve Fuel Bids for the 2018-2019 School/Work Year
6. Discussion:
6.A. Board Members Information on TASA/TASB Convention.
6.B. School Board Personal Financial Disclosure 
6.C. Maintenance Update
6.D. Principal's Report: 1st Six Weeks and Attendance Update
6.D.1. Taft High School
6.D.2. Taft Junior High School
6.D.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7. Items for Individual Consideration:
7.A. Discuss and/or Approve Request from Taft Housing Authority Board of Commissioners to waive the 2017 payment in Lieu of Taxes in the amount of $5,482.03 to be utilized to enhance Parks and Recreation in the City of Taft.
7.B. Discuss and/or Approve Staff Development Minutes Waiver.
7.C. Discuss and/or Approve Improvement Plans for the 2018-2019 School Year.
7.C.1. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7.C.2. Taft Junior High School
7.C.3. Taft High School
7.C.4. District
8. Closed Session: The 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 551.071, and 551.074.
8.A. Employee Resignations
8.A.1. Rumaldo Maldonado
8.A.2. Benito Martinez
8.A.3. Diamantina Molina
9. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
10. Important Dates to Remember
10.A. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at 7:00 PM at Taft Junior High School.
11. New Business
12. Adjourn
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