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Division of Operations

The Division of Operations directs and manages initiatives to support the district’s mission.  The division includes the following primary functions:  Business Services, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Operational Support.  

Business Services
Business Services provides support for Accounting, Accounts Payable, Budget, Payroll, Purchasing and Warehousing.

Human Resources
Human Resources is organized to foster, reinforce and sustain fair, equitable and consistent application of programs, policies, laws and services necessary to support the district’s mission to reduce recidivism.

The division consistent of 7 employees who oversee the district’s recruiting, applicant selection, personnel record maintenance, salary schedules, performance evaluation management, policy, program staffing, substitutes, service awards, certification, staff development, job description, benefits/insurance, and contracts.

Information Technology
Information Technology provides services to all Windham Administrative Offices. The services provided include:
1. Providing analysis of computer needs
2. Developing specifications for computer purchases
3. Providing assistance with office automation
4. Providing programming for custom application development
5. Providing programming for data reporting
6. Providing training and assistance for end users
7. Scanning of student testing

Operational Support
Operational Support provides direct oversight of compliance and operational reviews, attendance policies, campus planning and development and coordination of ITP guidelines.  The department also oversees district and student achievement reporting, program evaluation and records retention.  Operational Support coordinates internal and external research and serves as the educational liaison to private prisons, parole and American Correctional Association (ACA) initiatives.  The Recreation program, ECHO Newspaper and the Radio and Television programs are also under the supervision of the department.

 

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Division of Special Programs and Populations

The Special Programs and Populations Division consist of WSD Library Services, Volunteer Services, Digital Learning and the Health and Wellness initiative.

The SPP division is dedicated to offering programs that specifically target and support the needs all our stakeholders. We develop and provide high quality services and instruction which are customized to meet the needs of each individual population. For incarcerated individuals, we offer a wide array of innovative programs that provide new opportunities in education and self-improvement. For staff members and incarcerated individuals, we are initiating health and wellness programs that will offer a comprehensive suite of innovative healthy strategies and activities.

The SPP division is committed to building support systems that will change behaviors and encourages individuals to adopt positive, sustainable lifestyle choices.

 

 

Library Services

Library Services offer offenders a wide variety of books, reference collections, and materials in support of educational programs, as well as recreational reading. Librarians and clerks operate unit libraries and maintain library inventories. Librarians promote the use of libraries with library orientations, poetry contests, book reports, art contests and essay contests. They also maintain newspaper and magazine subscriptions at each library.

Volunteer Program

People helping people is the essence of volunteering in correctional education. Volunteers are active on advisory boards and committees, in education, vocational and life skills training. Correctional volunteers:

1. Provide assistance with specific activities and programs.

2. Promote personal growth and development.

3. Help facilitate an offender's reentry into the community.

 

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Special Programs and Populations
Instruction
Operations

Open Records

Public Information Act (Open Records Requests)Pursuant to Chapter 552.201, Texas Government Code: 
The Superintendent of the Windham School District (WSD) has designated the WSD Office of the General Counsel as the recipient of all transmitted EMAIL and FACSIMILE requests under the Public Information Act. For such requests the address, email address and facsimile number shall be as follows:

Windham School District
Office of the General Counsel
P.O. Box 40
Huntsville, TX 77342-0040

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facsimile: (936) 436-4031  

ATTENTION: FOR STUDENT RECORDS REQUEST SEE BELOW

Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (Student Records Requests)

Pursuant to 20 U.S.C. Section 1232g:

The WSD Superintendent has designated the WSD Counseling, Testing and Records Department as an alternate recipient of FACSIMILE requests under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Email requests shall be accepted only if a signed release is scanned and emailed as an attachment, as FERPA allows the release of educational records only through a signed request or in response to a subpoena. For requests of student records, the address, email address and facsimile number of the WSD Counseling, Testing and Records Department shall be as follows:


Windham Records Department
P.O. Box 40
Huntsville, TX 77342-0040

Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facsimile: (936) 291-5344

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Success Stories

Success Story IconRole Model - Success Story -
"I talk to them about how important education is and how hard I'm trying to prove that to them."

Success Story IconNEW - I’m so grateful I took welding -
"I’m so grateful I took welding; I’ve come so far in my career because the things I was taught in that program".

Success Story IconNEW - 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."

Success Story IconNEW - 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..."

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WSD in Images

Students at the Huntsville “Walls” Unit strengthen writing skills during a literacy class.
An offender at the Polunsky Unit prepares for graduation after earning his GED through the Windham School District.
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.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.

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