Strategic Plan 2020-2024

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Windham School District (WSD or district) provides academic, career and technical education and life skills programs to eligible individuals within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The district, which was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969, was the first educational system of such scope within a statewide prison system.

The district is directed by Chapter 19 of the Texas Education Code to have a strategic plan that includes:
1) A mission statement relating to the goals and duties of the district;
2) Goals to be met by the district in carrying out the mission stated; and
3) Specified educational, vocational training, and counseling programs to be conducted by the district to meet the goals stated in the plan.

The WSD strategic plan discusses goals and strategies to be addressed by the district in the next five years beginning with fiscal year 2020. These goals and strategies serve as the foundation for the District Improvement Plan and Campus Improvement Plans. Performance measures, as they relate to the goals and strategies identified herein, are established in the District Improvement Plan. These performance measures are reviewed annually.

 

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Success Stories

Success Story IconNEW - I learned a great deal  - "I really enjoyed this class and I learned a great deal. Painting and Decorating is something I always wanted to do and learn."

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"Due largely to the training I received from my teacher, I am able to be an independent ...

Success Story IconNEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."

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"I graduated from Cognitive Intervention and the course has had a major impact on me and my behavior".

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WSD in Images

Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.
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.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
WSD’s Business and Image Management & Multimedia (BIMM) class offers students the opportunity to learn viable graphic arts and computer skills, helping them prepare for jobs after release.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.

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