On Friday, November 10, 2023, West ISD was notified by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that a recent grant request was approved totaling $4,889,349 for district safety and security measures via the 2023-2025 Safety and Facilities Enhancement (SAFE) Grant. This SAFE Grant funding amount was one of the largest awarded to a school district in central Texas.
The SAFE Grant allowable uses include adding additional state compliant anti-scaling fencing and upgrading current fencing, emergency egress gates, reinforced exterior doors, mechanical door auto closers, forced-entry resistant film on additional windows and doors, a Silent Panic Alert Technology System, emergency two-way radio signal booster systems, an exterior door numbering system, and security cameras at exterior door locations. With this news, West ISD will continue all efforts to ensure every student, staff member, teacher, and campus guest are safe while present at a West ISD campus, building, or event.
For more information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.