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Ward of the State (Menor de edad bajo la tutela del estado) – A child who, as determined by the State where the child resides, is a foster child, is a ward of the State, or is in the custody of a public child welfare agency. The term does not include a foster child who has a foster parent who meets the definition of a parent.

Windham School District (Distrito Escolar Windham) – Provides academic and vocational education to eligible offenders incarcerated within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ). Windham operates in Institutional Division (ID) prisons and State Jail (SJD) facilities.