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Taft ISD School Cancellation for February 16, 2021

Taft ISD will cancel classes on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, due to hazardous road conditions caused by wet, wintry weather and continued power outages that may affect Remote Learning Plans. As always, the safety of our staff, students, families, and community is a top priority for Taft ISD. PARA PUBLICACIÓN INMEDIATA 15 de febrero de 2021 Cancelación de la escuela de Taft ISD para el 16 de febrero de 2021 Taft ISD cancelará las clases el martes 16 de febrero de 2021 debido a las condiciones peligrosas de la carretera causadas por el clima húmedo e invernal y los continuos cortes de energía que pueden afectar los planes de aprendizaje remoto. Como siempre, la seguridad de nuestro personal, estudiantes, familias y comunidad es una prioridad para Taft ISD.
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BOARD SEEKS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT PROCESS

The Taft Independent School District (ISD) Board of Trustees has employed Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Executive Search Services to assist with the search for a new Superintendent. The Board has requested that school personnel and the public be involved in developing a profile of the leadership qualities desired of the person the Board should seek to become the new superintendent. Click or copy the following link to access the Leadership Profile Questionnaire: https://www.taftisd.net/communitysurvey/

Our history

Taft, Texas
Population:  2,945 (as of 2019)
 
The origin of Taft goes back to the formation of the Coleman-Fulton Pasture Company in 1880 later known as the Taft Ranch.  In 1900, a transition from ranching to farming began.  In 1904, the Taft Ranch put 200 acres into cultivated cotton acreage.   By 1909, there were 2,300 acres in cultivation.  In 1903, the Company established a store at Mesquital, a railroad spur serving a series of loading pens, and in 1904, a town was formed at this site between Gregory and Sinton, and it was renamed Taft.
 
In 1909, Taft began to experience the initial stages of development.  The first school was sectioned off in an old warehouse in 1904.  The first industry in Taft was a cotton gin.  The railroad located a passenger depot in Taft in 1908.  In 1909, an assembly hall was completed, and President William Howard Taft paid his famous visit.   In August 1921, the Taft Independent School District was formed.  In 1921, the Taft Tribune began publication, and in 1923, the First State Bank and the First National Bank were organized.  Taft was incorporated as a municipality in 1929.