Zionsville school board approves 2017 budget


After watching part of the Zionsville High School Marching Eagles state championship show, the school board met to discuss the 2017 budget, enrollment numbers and more.

What happened: The school board approved resolutions to advertise and submit the 2017 budget, which includes anticipated revenue and expenses of more than $76 million.

What it means: The budget includes general fund expenses for teacher salaries and classroom expenses, transportation, building and maintenance, capital projects, debt service and more.

What’s next: The district will submit its budget to the Indiana Dept. of Local Government Finance. View more information about the budget at


What happened: Chief Operating Officer Becky Coffman presented the annual enrollment and class size report.

What it means: ZCS enrollment has increased by 196 students from one year ago. Within this increase, there were 430 students who left the district and 581 students who moved into the district, not including graduating seniors and incoming kindergarteners. The largest single grade level is the seventh grade class with 565 students.

What’s next: Thanks to the 2015 referendum, class sizes have stabilized. At the middle and high school level there are 129 fewer sections of core level classes that have 30 or more students, and no core classes have more than 35 students.

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