It's Red Ribbon Week across West ISD. The 2019 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: "Send a Message. Stay Drug Free". Our hope is that all Trojans and Lady Trojans will send a message that we want our schools and community to be drug and vaping free. The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, we are sending a message to yourself and others about how much we value ourselves, our overall health, our community and our future. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
This new 2019 Bond Information website highlights the following information: Bond Proposal, Bond Planning, Questions, Tax Rate, and Voting Locations, Dates, and Times. This website also has a link to ask "Bond related" questions. Recently, the new campus site plan and renderings were added to this website as well. As a reminder, the District adopted an order to call a bond for a new West Elementary School for the upcoming November Election for the amount of $21,485,000. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
During the Special Called Board of Trustees Meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, the Board voted 6-0 to adopt the 2019-2020 West ISD Tax Rate of $1.19 per $100 valuation to be divided as follows: $.97 Maintenance and Operations; and $.22 Interest and Sinking. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, and Tuesday, July 30, 2019, two Community and Staff Planning Meeting for a possible new Bond Project for a new West Elementary School campus were held at 6:30 PM at the West ISD Administration Building and West Elementary School. The purpose of those meetings was to bring together community and staff members to review and discuss the May 2018 Bond Results, review Survey Feedback, and present potential Bond timelines and tasks. Next, several Community Forums and Listening Sessions will be scheduled and publicized. The West ISD Board of Trustees also held a Special Called Meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, for Claycomb Architects to hold a Bond Project Workshop. Next, the West ISD Board of Trustees scheduled two Public Hearings for anyone in the community who was interested in addressing the Board about the potential Bond. The Hearings were set for Wednesday, August 14, and Thursday, August 15, 2019, at 6:30 PM at the West ISD Administration Building.
During the Special Called Meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2019, the West ISD Board of Trustees discussed and voted to adopt the order to call a bond for a new West Elementary School for the upcoming November Election. The bond amount is for $21,485,000., and the district tax rate would be $1.37. For a district homeowner assuming a $100,000. market value, the monthly tax impact would be $11.42. To read more about the bond project, please "click" on this News Story. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.