Windham School District (Texas)

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Windham School District
Windham School District (Texas) Logo.jpg
"Fighting Crime Through Education"
Type and location
Grades Adult
Established 1969 (1969)
Country United States
District information
Superintendent Dr. John Clinton Carpenter
Budget $53,418,757 [1]
NCES District ID 4800291[2]
Students and staff
Students 63,125
Other information
Website www.windhamschooldistrict.org

The Windham School District (WSD) is a non-geographical school district that provides educational services to offenders in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). The district has its headquarters in Building B in the Wynne Unit in Huntsville.[3][4] The school district is a separate and distinct organization from the TDCJ.[5] Windham is one of the largest correctional education systems in the United States, providing educational programs and services in most TDCJ facilities.[6] The Texas Board of Criminal Justice acts as the board of education for the district.[7] The members of the board are appointed by the Governor of Texas.[8]

History[edit]

The Wynne Unit has the headquarters of the school district

George Beto, the director of the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC), advocated for the establishment of the district.[9] The Texas Legislature established the district, which began operation in 1969. The Texas Board of Corrections named the district after James M. Windham, who had been a member of the board for 24 years.[10] The district was the first school system of its size to be established within a statewide prison system.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Budget and Salary Schedule 2013-2014, Windham School District, Accessed 2014-01-08
  2. ^ "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Windham School District". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  3. ^ "Contact Information." Windham School District. Retrieved on January 1, 2010.
  4. ^ "Travel Regulations for Employees" 7.28-4. Windham School District. September 1, 2005. Page 5 of 15. Retrieved on January 1, 2010.
  5. ^ "Main." Windham School District. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Overview of Windham School District". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  7. ^ "Organizational Charts." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. August 21, 2009. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  8. ^ "Texas Board of Criminal Justice." Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Retrieved on May 16, 2010.
  9. ^ "Beto, George John." Handbook of Texas. Retrieved on August 8, 2010.
  10. ^ "General Information." Windham School District. Retrieved on January 1, 2010.

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