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April 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM - Regular Meeting

Agenda
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 General Equivalency Diploma Graduate Elizabeth Bennett
4. Recognition of Taft ISD Students:
4.A. Business Professionals of America (BPA)
4.B. Destination Imagination
4.C. Robotics
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 Regular Board Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
6.B. Approve Special Board Meeting Minutes of Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
6.C. Approve Investment Report for March 2019.
6.D. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending March 2019.
6.E. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for March 2019.
6.F. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for March 2019.
7. Discussion
7.A. Principal's Report: Campus Updates
7.A.1. Taft High School
7.A.2. Taft Junior High
7.A.3. Woodroe Petty Elementary
8. Items for Individual Consideration
8.A. Athletic Department Update. Discuss and/or Approve Purchasing New Flooring and Exercise Mat for Weight Room and Field House Locker Room Locking Mechanisms.  Weight Room Additions to also be funded out of the 2019-2020 Budget. 
8.B. Discuss and/or Approve Education Service Center, Region 2 Interlocal Participation Agreement In The 
Region 2 Fiber Consortium.
8.C. Discuss and/or Approve School of Science and Technology - Discovery Statement of Impact for Amendments. 
8.D. Discuss and/or Approve Offer to purchase tax sale property
Suit No. S-11-1295-TX; Taft Independent School District, San Patricio County and City of Taft, City of Mathis and Mathis Independent School District vs. Manuel T. Hernandez, et al 
ACCT. NO. 39831; Lot 22, Block 2, Second Hidalgo Addition, an addition to the Town of Taft, San Patricio County, Texas, as described in Volume 133, Page 74, Deed Records of San Patricio County, Texas.
8.E. Discuss and/or Approve Offer to purchase tax sale property
Suit No. S-10-1122-TX; Taft Independent School District and San Patricio County vs. Gilbert Rios, et al
ACCT. NO. 44766; Lots 6, and 7, Block 13, Second Roosevelt Addition, an addition to the City of Taft, San Patricio County, Texas, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Volume 4, Page 15, Map Records of San Patricio County, Texas.
8.F. Discuss and/or Approve Offer to purchase tax sale property
Suit No. S-16-1037-TX; Taft Independent School District, San Patricio County and City of Taft vs. Gabi S. Canales, et al
ACCT. NO. 57914; Lot 24, Block 2, Fourth Hidalgo Addition, an addition to the City of Taft, San Patricio County, Texas, as described in Clerk's File #628010, Official Public Records of San Patricio County, Texas.
9. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
9.A. The Board will convene in Closed Session as authorized by the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.071/551.074
9.A.1. Employee Resignations:
9.A.2. Discussion on Employment Contracts for the 2019-2020 School Year.
9.A.2.a. Taft ISD Administrative Certification Contracts
9.A.2.b. Woodroe Petty Elementary School Certification Contracts
9.A.2.c. Taft Junior High School Certification Contracts
9.A.2.d. Taft High School Certification Contracts
10. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session Tx Government Code, Chapter 551.071/551.074.
10.A. Action on Employment Contracts for the 2019-2020 School Year.
11. Important Dates to Remember
11.A. Special Meeting Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Taft Junior High School.
11.B. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at Taft Junior High School.
11.C. Taft ISD Employee Appreciation Banquet Thursday, May 23, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
12. New Business 
13. Adjourn
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