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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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Special Programs and Populations
Instruction
Operations

Division of Special Programs and Populations

The Special Programs and Populations Division consists of Counseling, Testing, and Records; Library Services departments and Title I, Special Education, and ESL programs.  The Special Programs and Populations Division is dedicated to supporting quality instruction in our District.  Counseling, Testing, and Records is responsible for the district’s testing program, management of educational assessments and maintaining educational records.  Library Services provides offenders with a wide variety of books and materials to support the district’s educational program.  Title I is a supplemental program provided for underachieving students who are 21 years of age or younger.  Special Education is provided for students with learning disabilities.  ESL, English as a Second Language, is a program for students with limited English proficiency.  All these programs and services work to enhance our instructional division.

 

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.

 

Additional Information:

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 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..."

Success Story IconNEW - After more than 16 years - "I graduated from the electrical program in 1998. I found my Windham teachers were real people, and they..."

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 IconEducation changed my life -
"These opportunities [GED® classes or learning a trade] are great, but WSD is so much more than that; for me it was a change of life."

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Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Vocational and academic skills are integrated in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, such as this Small Engine Repair class in Huntsville, Texas.
Offenders often experience academic success for the first time in a Windham classroom.
Auto specialization students in a West Texas prison learn auto maintenance skills, preparing themselves for future employment as professional mechanics.
Female offenders in Gatesville, Texas, study to improve their literacy skills during a WSD academic class.
Each day WSD correctional educators pass through prison gates across Texas to work with men and women incarcerated within TDCJ.

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