News and Announcements

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

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

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.

District Announces New and Returning Student Registration Window: Opens Tuesday, July 26, 2022

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, all new and returning students and families may begin the registration process for the 2022-2023 school year via Skyward.

"Click" on this News Story to go to the New and Returning Student Registration website. This website contains the registration dates and times, school supply lists, immunization information, food services information, and campus front office contact information.

For more information, please call Amanda Adams, Assistant Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

District Moves to New Phone System

West ISD has a new phone system. To dial anyone in the district, please dial the campus or building main number. Then, you will be transferred to the appropriate person.

West ISD Admin Building - 254-981-2000
West Elementary School - 254-981-2200
West Middle School - 254-981-2120
West High School - 254-981-2050
Brookhaven Youth Ranch - 254-981-2240

Please note that because West is in the 254 area code, you may need to dial the area code (254) even if you are within the same area code. For more information, please call David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.

District Posts Vision 2020 Strategic Planning Information

This web page serves as an information storage site for the work of the West ISD Strategic Planning Team (SPT) and Bond Steering Committee, as well as all required postings for our work on the state's District of Innovation (DOI) designation, T-STEM Academy designation, and the federal ESSER I-III Grant plan. For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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