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District Calls Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) to Help Raise Teacher and Staff Salaries Featured Photo

District Calls Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) to Help Raise Teacher and Staff Salaries

Following the Public Hearing on Monday, August 22, 2022, held during the Special Called Board Meeting, the West ISD Board of Trustees called for a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE) to be held on the Joint General Election Day on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

West ISD had two goals in mind when weighing the importance of the VATRE. The District desired to significantly reduce the current Tax Rate figure for all taxpayers and use the additional funding from the state to increase all teacher and staff salaries. The VATRE plan accomplishes both of these goals.

If approved by voters, the VATRE would generate an additional $541,087.43 in state funding through the Maintenance and Operations portion of the District’s Tax Rate to help provide competitive salaries for all current and future teachers and staff.

To learn more about the VATRE, "click" on this News Story. For additional information or questions, please call David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
District Publishes Response to New, Required School Safety Actions Steps from the Governor and TEA Featured Photo

District Publishes Response to New, Required School Safety Actions Steps from the Governor and TEA

On June 30, and July 21, 2022, West ISD received three correspondence from Governor Abbott, the Texas School Safety Center (TxSSC), and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) regarding new Summer School Safety Actions Steps, Requirements, and Information.

On August 10, 2022, David Truitt, Superintendent, posted the linked article in "The West News" highlighting the recent work of the District to ensure all safety requirements are met and in place for the start of school on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

To read the article, "click" on this News Story. For more information, please call David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
District Signs New Distinguished High School Partnership with Tarleton State University Featured Photo

District Signs New Distinguished High School Partnership with Tarleton State University

On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Tarleton State University President, Dr. James Hurley, and other members of his staff visited West to sign the Distinguished High School Partnership between Tarleton and West High School.

This new partnership includes: (1). Automatic admission for the Top 25% Graduates each year at West High School, (2). Application fee waiver for those who meet the Tarleton criteria, (3). Ongoing support from Tarleton such as financial aid, admissions, degree counseling, and (4). Greater access to scholarship opportunities.

West ISD would like to thank Tarleton State University and President Hurley for reaching out with this new partnership which will greatly impact each senior class. For more information, please call David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

West ISD Facts

  • 4 Schools
  • 1,342 Students
  • 15:1 Student Teacher Ratio
  • 63 Extracurricular Activities
  • 37 State Championships over the Past 5 Years
  • 100% Graduation Rate
  • 49% College Dual Credit Enrollment
  • diploma100% College Acceptance Rate
  • $1.6M College Scholarships

About Us

West Independent School District (ISD) is a Prekindergarten through Grade 12 public school district based in West, Texas. West is located 21 miles north of Waco, Texas. In addition to West, the District serves the towns of Leroy, Tours, Gerald, and Ross in northern McLennan County and a small portion of southern Hill County. 
 
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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.
 
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