Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

November 15, 2012

Rusk ISD accepts resignation of longtime educator

Jo Anne Embleton
Jacksonville Daily Progress

RUSK — During their meeting on Monday, the Rusk school board accepted the resignation of long-time educator Kathleen Glidewell, who will retire in December, said Superintendent Scott Davis.

“She is a wonderful educator, and she will be missed,” Davis said of the district director of assessment and special programs.

During her 24-year stint as an educator, Glidewell worked in the Rusk and Jacksonville school districts. She has been Rusk ISD's assessment and special programs director for the past seven years, according to school officials.

The board will look for a replacement for Glidewell later this spring.

In other action, board members approved refunds issued by the Cherokee County Appraisal District to two individuals for amounts greater than $500.

“Anytime the refund is more than $500, a taxing entity is required to approve them,” he explained.

The board granted permission for refunds to two individuals, one who received $659.06 and another who got $523.64, after the appraisal district informed Rusk ISD that it was “reinstating a freeze,” Davis said.

“It doesn't delineate any further, but it could be something as simple as a homestead exemption that somehow was not put in their tax calculation, but (after) the individuals paid all the taxes, (CCAD) caught it and now they're refunded the money to them,” he said.