News and Announcements

Texas A&M University Creates Online Homework Helpline

On September 17, 2020, the Aggie Homework Helpline was launched to give Texas A&M University students the ability to provide homework assistance virtually to Prekindergarten through Grade 12 students across Texas. The goal of this project is to connect Texas families and school district partners with Aggie tutors who are committed to improving learning outcomes for all public school students.

District Plans COVID-19 Response Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year

Please check-in to this site for news on West ISD's "Return to Learn" and "Return to Play" COVID-19 response plans. On this website, the District will publish a response to any recommendations or requirements for a safe return to school published by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).

NAMM Foundation Recognizes West as a "Best Community for Music Education"

For the fourth consecutive year, the West Independent School District has been honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. This designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.

District Congratulates the West High School Class of 2020

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, the West High School Class of 2020 Graduation was held at West High School's Trojan Field. One-hundred and one Trojans and Lady Trojans received their diplomas. Congratulations to the Class of Grit and Greatness! You will all be greatly missed.

New Food Benefits Program Now Open for Eligible West ISD Families

The Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer, or P-EBT, application is now open.
P-EBT is for children who received SNAP food benefits for March 2020 and for children who are certified for free or reduced-price school meals during the 2019-20 Texas school year. Families could receive up to $285 per child on a P-EBT card to purchase food at stores.

District Announces Plan to Amend May 2017 District of Innovation (DOI) Plan

During the February 12, 2020, Regular Board Meeting, the West ISD Board of Trustees heard a proposal by Charles Mikeska, Assistant Superintendent, on a possible amendment to the approved DOI Plan from May 10, 2017. The amendment centered on a the possibility of West ISD exploring a new employee healthcare program.

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Charles Mikeska, Assistant Superintendent, presented the amendment information to the West ISD District Advisory Team (DAT) for discussion and Q&A time. On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, David Truitt, Superintendent, presented the amendment information to the remaining members of the 2016-2017 DOI Advisory Team. During this meeting, the DOI Advisory Team voted and agreed to move forward with amending the DOI Plan from May 10, 2017, to include the possible new employee healthcare plan language.

The proposed amendment was reviewed by the West ISD Board of Trustees during the Wednesday, March 4, 2020, Regular Board Meeting. Now, the proposed amendment is posted to the West ISD website for the required 30 days. During the Wednesday, April 8, 2020, Regular Board Meeting, a Public Hearing will be held along with a possible vote by the Board on the amendment. Please "click" on this News Story to see the DOI information. For questions and additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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