Most folks know of three school districts in the County of Grimes: Navasota ISD, Iola ISD, and Anderson-Shiro CISD. There is one more, however, that most folks don’t know about. It serves the county’s prison units. And even though its alumni aren’t always praised, its superintendent tells Navasota News, it provides a life-changing difference for its students
Dr. Clint Carpenter says students at both the PAC and Luther units can study general academics, new life skills, and can even receive vocational training certificates that are industry recognized.
While the district is funded by your tax dollars, he explains, it has proven responsible for keeping from six to eight percent of former inmates from returning; saving the state an estimated $100 Million to a $136 Million in future prison costs.
With campuses all across the state, carpenter reports Windham’s programs have been quite successful in getting former students back on track to become productive members of society; so successful, in fact, he adds, that businesses around the state are now looking to Windam, when they want hard workers.