Compiled by James Feichtner
The Zionsville School Board of trustees met for its monthly meeting Aug. 8 to discuss enrollment, budgets and more.
What happened: Zionsville schools superintendent Dr. Scott Robison gave his monthly report highlighting several items, including the completion of the new teacher academy, new student enrollment and various maintenance and upkeep items around various schools campuses.
Why it matters: The new teacher academy welcomed 58 new teachers, counselors and specialists to school staff. As of Aug. 8 approximately 7,000 students have been enrolled across the district, with the seventh grade class being the largest at 569 students as of Aug. 8.
What’s next: The 2017 school year officially began Aug. 9
What happened: A public hearing was held regarding the Zionsville schools’ annual teacher evaluation process.
Why it matters: Public school systems are required to annually file a teacher evaluation process with the Indiana State Board of Education for all certified employees, including the superintendent, principals, teachers, etc. The evaluation process is used to measure teachers’ performance. Teachers receive oral and written feedback based on their evaluation results.
What’s next: The Zionsville Teacher Evaluation Process will be utilized durin the 2016-17 school year.
What happened: Zionsville schools’ chief financial officer Mike Shafer presented the first phase of 2017 budget adoption.
Why it matters: As required by law, the school budget must be available to the public. The school board must approve the advertisement of the budget before it can become available to the public. In addition to the budget, the bus replacement fund plan and capital projects fund will also be available to the public.
What’s next: The board approved the advertisement of the 2017 budget.