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May 21, 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. Taft High School:
3.A.1. Basketball
3.A.2. Baseball
3.A.3. Golf
3.A.4. Powerlifting
3.A.5. Softball
3.A.6. Track
3.A.7. UIL
3.A.8. Tennis
4. Recognition of Campus Teachers of the Year.
4.A. Taft High School: Cheryl Handy
4.B. Taft Junior High: Amber King
4.C. Woodroe Petty Elementary: Candace Small
5. Recognition of Retirees:
5.A. Criselda Cortez
5.B. Tim Chenette
6. 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.
7. Consent Agenda:
7.A. Approve Regular Board Meeting Minutes of April 16, 2019.
7.B. Approve Special Board Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2019. 
7.C. Approve Investment Report for April 2019.
7.D. Approve Total Expenditures by Function Ending April 2019.
7.E. Approve Summary of Taxes paid to Taft ISD for April 2019.  
7.F. Approve Taft ISD Child Nutrition Report for April 2019.
8. Discussion:
8.A. Baseball/Softball and Summer Camp Updates
9. Items for Individual Consideration:
9.A. Discuss and/or Approve Jobs & Education for Texans (JET) Grant Award and purchasing of equipment.  
9.B. 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. 
10. Closed Session: Board will adjourn into Closed Session pursuant to the following sections of the Texas Open Meetings Act
10.A. The Board will convene in closed session as authorized by the Texas Government Code Chapter 551. et. seq. TGC 551.074/551.071
10.A.1. Employee Resignations:
10.A.2. Employees Retiring:
10.B. Discussion on Remaining Employment Contracts for the 2019-2020 School Year.
11. Reconvened from Closed Session: The Board will take appropriate action on items, if necessary, as discussed in Closed Session.
11.A. Action, if necessary, on Item(s) Discussed in Closed Session.
11.A.1. Action on Employment Contracts for the 2019-2020 School Year.
12. Important Dates to Remember
12.A. Taft ISD Employee Appreciation Banquet Thursday, May 23, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. at Woodroe Petty Elementary.
12.B. Taft High School Baccalaureate on Sunday, June 1, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Taft High School Gym.
12.C. Taft High School Graduation on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 8:00 p.m. at Taft Greyhound Stadium.
12.D. TASB Summer Leadership Institute June 13-15, 2019 San Antonio, Texas.  
12.E. Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Taft Junior High School.
13. Adjourn
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