FIRST DAY OF THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Start Times: 7:45 AM Elementary & 8:00 AM Secondary

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WEST HIGH SCHOOL IS... A 2017 SILVER LEVEL BEST HIGH SCHOOL
U.S. News and World Report 2017 Rankings
Top 10% High School in the Nation

WEST ISD IS A 2017 NAMM FOUNDATION BEST COMMUNITY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION... Only 527 NAMM Districts in the entire nation! 

Vision Statement
The West Independent School District, with children as its first priority,
strives to provide a safe, rigorous, stimulating academic environment
in which students find both challenge and support to exceed state and federal standards
while acquiring skills to make life long choices.

Upcoming Events

First Day of School: 7:45 AM Elementary and 8:00 AM Secondary
Date: 8/16/2017
West Middle School Boys Athletics Parent Meeting
Date: 8/17/2017, 6 PM
Location: West Middle/High School Auditorium
Destination Imagination Program Parent and Student Information Meeting
Date: 8/21/2017, 7 PM
Location: West Middle/High School Cafeteria
Special Called Meeting, Board of Trustees and Public Hearing on the 2017-18 West ISD Budget and Tax Rate
Date: 8/23/2017, 6:30 PM
Location: West ISD Administration Building, 801 N. Reagan Street, West, TX 76691
Volunteers in Public School (VIPS) Information Meeting
Date: 8/24/2017, 6:30 PM
Location: West Middle/High School Cafeteria

News and Announcements

District Announces Plans to Help "Bully Proof" West ISD

With the recent passage of Senate Bill 179 or David's Law, West ISD has been working to adopt certain practices and procedures to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying, expand district jurisdiction for off-campus cyberbullying, and establish civil and criminal consequences for certain types of bullying.

Over the summer, West ISD has prepared a plan and response for each of this Senate Bill's provisions. This website highlights several of the updates, as well as all bully incident reporting options. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

District Releases Free and Reduced Price Meals Online Application

West ISD is pleased to announce the availability of applying for Free and Reduced Price Meals online! The process is SAFE, SECURE, PRIVATE, and AVAILABLE anytime, anywhere! West ISD uses the highest level of data encryption available, meaning that your information is always safe and guarded. Apply online in the comfort and privacy of your own home. The online service is available 24/7 anytime, anywhere there is an Internet connection! Your data is transmitted to the West ISD Child Nutrition Office the same day you apply, allowing for quicker processing so you can receive benefits faster. No more paper applications to complete and return to the school office! Applying online is so convenient and good for the environment as well!

District Posts Order of Election

By order of the Board of Trustees of the West Independent School District, an
election is called for Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the purpose of electing two (2)
Trustees for full three (3) year terms, by Position 1 and 2. The last day to file an
application for a place on the ballot is Monday, August 21, 2017, at the West ISD
Administration Building, 801 N Reagan St, West, TX 76691, from 8:00 AM to 5:00
PM. The Election will be held from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the West Community
Center, 200 West Tokio Road, West, TX 76691. Early Voting by personal appearance will be conducted during each regular work day at each of the prescribed locations beginning on Monday, October 23, 2017, and ending on Friday, November 3, 2017. Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on Friday, October 27, 2017. For additional information, please contact Sandra Kettler at (254) 981-2000.

West ISD's District of Innovation (DOI) Plan Approved for 2017-2022

During the April 6, 2017, District of Innovation (DOI) Advisory Committee Meeting, the DOI Advisory Committee approved a proposed West ISD DOI Plan. Per TEC §12A.005 (a)(1), the DOI Plan must be posted to the West ISD website for thirty (30) days for community comment and review. The DOI Plan was posted from Friday, April 7, through Monday, May 8, 2017.

The next steps centered on a Public Hearing and possible approval of the DOI Plan by the West ISD Board of Trustees. On May 10, 2017, during the Regular Board Meeting, David Truitt, Superintendent, held the Public Hearing and presented the DOI Plan to the Board. The Board approved the DOI Plan, 7-0. Mr. Truitt had previously notified the Commissioner of Education of West ISD’s intent to vote on the proposed plan. The DOI Plan will go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

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