Rush submits resignation at McLouth USD 342
by Dennis Sharkey
McLouth USD 342 members could be looking for a new superintendent sooner rather than later.
At a special meeting of the board last month Superintendent Jean Rush submitted her resignation to the board but it is not clear why. When asked when her resignation was effective, Rush said she didn’t know but did say she planned on being in her position through the end of the school year.
However, when asked if she could possibly be leaving before the end of the school year she reiterated her plans.
“My plan is to be here at the end of the year,” Rush said.
Rush’s contract with the district expires at the end of the school year. Last month the school board voted to hire the Kansas School Board Association to begin the search for Rush’s replacement, signaling the end of her tenure as the superintendent.
Rush’s departure is the latest in a jostling and juggling of the district’s leadership. Last spring board member Mitchel Campbell resigned saying that his family was being harassed. A month later Board President Dan Evans abruptly resigned without reason but indicated in earlier statements that he might have been feeling some of the same heat Campbell was facing.
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Taxpayers in the district will see some good news when they open their tax bills. The district’s mill levy will decrease by 0.939 mills thanks to a slight increase in property valuations. This year’s levy will be 20.816. Last year it was 21.62.
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