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November 13, 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 Hearing:
3.A. Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) 2017-2018 Rating Based on School Year 2016-2017 Data.
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. Regular Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018
5.A.2. Regular Board Meeting on Monday, October 22, 2018
5.B. Approve Investment Report for October 2018.
5.C. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending October 2018.
5.D. Approve Summary of Taxes Paid to Taft ISD for October 2018.
5.E. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for October 2018.
6. Discussion
6.A. Principal's Report: Attendance
6.A.1. Taft High School
6.A.2. Taft Junior High School
6.A.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7. Items for Individual Consideration
7.A. Discuss and/or Approve moving the Superintendent's Evaluation from January to Summer.
7.B. Discuss, Approve and Accept Budget Amendment for Cheniere Cares, Inc. Donation.  
8. 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 551.071, and 551.074.
8.A. Employee Resignations of Professional and Paraprofessional Employees:
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. Goal Setting Workshop with Board Members and Superintendent Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.  at Taft Junior High School.
10.B. Taft ISD Christmas Tree Writing Project and Taft Chamber of Commerce Lighting of the Park Friday, November 30, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. on Green Avenue.
10.C. Taft Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival Saturday, December 1, 2018, starting at 10:00 a.m.
10.D. Regular Board Meeting Monday, December 17, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Taft Junior High School.
11. New Business
12. Adjourn
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