Sandy Hook Promise was founded in the aftermath of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary on December 14, 2012, that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and six educators. Sandy Hook Promise leads programs and policy initiatives to protect children from gun violence. Because of generous supporters and dedicated volunteers, students and communities are empowered to learn warning signs of violence so tragedies can be prevented and increase the social and emotional wellness of students. West Middle/High School is set to celebrate "Start with Hello Week" this week, September 23-27, 2019. The campus will host several theme days that revolve around kindness and inclusion. Our hope is this special week will encourage our students to take small, but powerful actions to promote inclusion in an effort to identify/help students who show signs of social isolation. For more information, please contact Sharon Hlavenka, Counselor, at (254) 981-2050.
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.