Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

February 12, 2014

Rusk ISD adopts improvement plans

Jo Anne Embleton
Jacksonville Daily Progress

RUSK — Local school board trustees adopted district and campus improvement plans for the upcoming school year, fulfilling an annual state


The vote came after a public hearing was held during Monday's trustee meeting at the school administration office, said Lesa Jones, assistant district superintendent for finance and operation.

“These include goals, objectives and strategies of our campuses and of the district – we do a needs assessment, then address what's identified,”

Jones said. “We look at different components, though it's more to do with instructional


Trustees also approved a joint election agreement with the City of Rusk, agreeing to share a polling location for upcoming school and city elections. The school board election, which has three seats up for grabs, is scheduled May 10.

Also during Monday's meeting, trustees adopted the 2014-2015 school calendar; Jones said the only change made from the current calendar was to spread staff development days over the course of the year at the suggestion of teachers.

This, she said, allowed teachers to make implement changes or improvements to their curriculum throughout the year to better meet their needs.

The board also accepted the resignation of two instructors: Lori McRight, an intermediate school teacher, and Adam Fredericks, a junior high band director.