News and Announcements

West High School Students Produces New Back-to-School "Time with Truitt" Segment

Each month, David Truitt, Superintendent, will work with the West High School film class to produce, direct, video, and edit "Time with Truitt" segments. The first segment is a "Back-to-School" edition to help Trojans everywhere with information about registration, the 2018-2019 district-wide theme, back-to-school events, and any changes to the district leadership team. We hope you will enjoy this segment. Simply "click" on this news report to go to the YouTube video. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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District Announces New Random Student Drug Testing Program, Grades 7-12

On June 6, 2018, the West ISD Board of Trustees approved a new Board policy to conduct random drug tests on students in Grades 7-12 who participate in school-sponsored extracurricular activities (both UIL and non-UIL sanctioned). The new policy also includes students who park a vehicle on West ISD property. West ISD and the Board of Trustees believe the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities is a privilege offered to eligible students on an equal-opportunity basis. The use of drugs or alcohol by any student presents a hazard to their health, safety, and welfare. By using random drug testing, the District is able to detect and prevent illegal drug and alcohol use among students.

To be eligible to participate in any school-sponsored extracurricular activities or park on West ISD property, a secondary student (Grades 7-12) must agree to participate in a drug-testing program that includes random testing throughout the school year. A signed consent form must be on file for each student before they are able to participate in extracurricular activities or park on West ISD property. The consent form does require signatures from both the participating student and their parent/guardian. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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District Announces Plans to Help "Bully Proof" West ISD

With the passage of Senate Bill 179 or David's Law, West ISD worked to adopt certain practices and procedures to prevent and respond to bullying and cyberbullying, expand district jurisdiction for off-campus cyberbullying, and establish with the assistance of West PD civil and criminal consequences for certain types of bullying. During the summer of 2017, West ISD prepared a plan and response for each of this Senate Bill's provisions. The link in this article highlights several of the updates, as well as all bully incident reporting options found on the West ISD website, "Reporting Bullying". Please make note of the new School Messenger Quick Tip anonymous "Bully Report" button at the top of this website. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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