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April 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Special 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. Items for Individual Consideration
4.A. Discuss and/or Approve Southwest Foods Excellence (SFE) Renewal Contract for the 2019-2020 School Year. 
4.B. Discussion and possible action to terminate the “Agreement for Financial Advisory Services” (“Agreement”) with Estrada, Hinojosa, & Company, Inc. and to authorize the Superintendent to send, pursuant to the terms of the Agreement, a thirty (30) day termination notice letter to Estrada, Hinojosa,
& Company, Inc. to be effective thirty (30) days from the date the Board of Trustees takes action to terminate said Agreement, and any matters incident thereto.
4.C. Discussion and possible action to engage Lawrence Financial Consulting LLC, soon to be renamed Tijerina Galvan Lawrence LLC, as Taft Independent School District’s Financial Advisor and approval of a contract engaging their financial advising services, with the ability to terminate the contract with or
without cause upon thirty (30) days written notice, and any matters incident thereto.
5. 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.
5.A. Consultation with Legal Counsel Regarding Taft ISD v PBK, Cause No. S-16-5792CV-C, in the 343rd Judicial District Court, San Patricio County, Texas. 
5.B. Employee Resignations:
6. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session
6.A. Action to Approve Possible Settlement in the Matter of Taft ISD v PBK, Cause No. S-16-5792CV-C, in the 343rd Judicial District Court, San Patricio County, Texas. 
7. Adjourn
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