News and Announcements

Community Approves Bond for a New West Elementary School

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. Through Early Voting and Election Day on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, the West ISD community approved the Bond to build a new West Elementary School. West ISD would like to thank the community for voting. 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.
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NAMM Foundation Recognizes West as a "Best Communities for Music Education"

At the start of school this year, West ISD received notification that our music program was once again honored with the "Best Communities for Music Education" designation from The NAMM Foundation for our outstanding commitment to music education. West ISD is one of 5% of districts across the nation to receive this prestigious award.

The "Best Communities Music Education" designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the "Best Communities" designation, West ISD had to meet application requirements in the areas of funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.

This award recognizes that West ISD is leading the way in music learning opportunities and designates music and the arts as important elements of well-rounded education for all students. Congratulations to our many students in the arts, their supportive parents, and amazing directors! For additional information, please contact David Truitt, Superintendent, at (254) 981-2000.
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