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Eliza Payne, center, with fellow students in the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles, France.

Wood

Wood committed to Duke University

Zionsville sophomore golfer Adam Wood, the 2011 Indiana State Runner-Up and ranked No. 4 in the class of 2014, has made averbal commitment to Duke University.

Myer

Myer to participate in The Founding Era

Dan Myer, a sixth-grade teacher at Zionsville Middle School, has been selected to participate in The Founding Era seminar at James Madison’s Montpelier in Virginia.

The selection process for the seminar, to be held this summer, was very rigorous. While there, Myer will deepen his knowledge of American history and offer new ideas for his students.

Shafer

Shafer chosen to help in school funding project

Mike Shafer, Zionsville Community Schools chief financial officer, has been invited to be in a select group of four Indiana school finance experts who will help Indiana Dept. of Education officials with the state’s broken school funding formula.

Shafer has often remarked school funding formula change happens at a glacial pace because a change of legislation is required. According to an Indiana University study, Zionsville is Indiana’s lowest-funded public school district, even though the community’s per capita income is higher than almost anywhere in the state.

Shafer has more than 20 years of experience and specialized knowledge in Indiana’s highly-regulated school funding realm. He has been with ZCS since 1998 after doing school finance work in Madison, Ind. Shafer has also served as an auditor for the State Board of Accounts, the state’s independent auditing agency for financial accountability. The other three school business experts selected for this project were from Hamilton Southeastern Schools, New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated Schools and Fort Wayne Community Schools, respectively.

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