Mission and Goals

Mission of the District

The mission of the Windham School District (WSD), in partnership with its stakeholders, is to provide quality educational opportunities.

Goals of the District

The goals of the district in educating its students are to :

  1. reduce recidivism;
  2. reduce the cost of confinement or imprisonment;
  3. increase the success of former inmates in obtaining and maintaining employment;
  4. provide an incentive to inmates to behave in positive ways during confinement or imprisonment.

Texas Education Code § 19.003

 

The Windham School District (WSD) was established by the Texas Board of Corrections in 1969 and shall be known as the Windham School District, an entity that is separate and distinct from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The district may establish and operate schools at the various facilities of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. 

Texas Education Code § 19.002

 

 

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WSD in Images

Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Texas State Board of Education Chair Barbara Cargill congratulates GED recipients during Spring, 2014, ceremonies. “I am very impressed with the program and with the commitment of the staff and teachers,” she said.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.

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