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.
NEW - They didn’t give up - "It makes me feel really good to know that these guys aren’t giving up just because they’re in prison."
NEW - I can now make a living. I’m free - "The welding program helped me build character. Mr. Perry taught me how to talk like a welder..."
Role Model - Success Story -
"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."
NEW - I learned to change my perspective - "It’s the education I learned in Cognitive Intervention class that changed me. I learned to change my perspective."