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March 19, 2019 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. Recognition of Taft ISD Students:
3.A. FFA Members participating in County and Major Shows
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 Regular Board Meeting Minutes of February 12, 2019.
5.B. Approve Special Board Meeting Minutes of February 26, 2019.
5.C. Approve Investment Report for February 2019.
5.D. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending February 2019.
5.E. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for February 2019.
5.F. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for February 2019.
6. Discussion
6.A. Principal's Report: Benchmark Scores
6.A.1. Taft High School
6.A.2. Taft Junior High
6.A.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
7. Items for Individual Consideration
7.A. Discuss and/or Approve Staff Development Minutes Waiver.
7.B. Discuss and/or Approve the Taft ISD District Calendar for the 2019-2020 School Year. 
7.C. Discuss and/or Approve the 2019-2020 Instructional Materials Allotment and TEKS Certification.
7.D. Discuss and/or Approve request for Additional State Aid for Ad Valorem Tax Credit for EC&R Papalote Creek I, LLC and EC&R Papalote Creek II, LLC.
7.E. Discuss and/or Approve TexPool Investment Service for Public Funds New Account - Capital Projects 2019 High School Track. 
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 551.074.
8.A. Employee Resignation(s)
8.B. Retiring Employee(s)
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, April 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Taft Junior High. 
10.B. Special Meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Taft Junior High.
10.C. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. in the Taft Junior High.
11. New Business 
12. Adjourn
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