The Board approved a contract renewal for a demographic study of Zionsville by the Indiana Business Research Center, an arm of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Consent was given to the Union Elementary Nature Trail, an Eagle Scout project by Matthew Munley of Troop 804. Board members Robert Wingerter and Jane Burgess announced they will seek re-election for the upcoming school year. The Board also thanked the Pleansant View Elementary PTO for its donation covering field trip transportation.
What it means
The demographic studies will provide the school system with accurate projections of future enrollment over a 10-year period. The IRBC contract will cost $23,000, with funds coming from the Capital Projects and Transportation Funds. The Nature Trail will be built on the four acres of land donated by Munley’s family and will provide an outdoor learning environment that will help students connect with nature.
The study results will be available by late 2012 or early 2013, in time for planning for the 2013-2014 school year. The IRBC contract will be paid over the next six months in three installments. Construction on the Nature Trail will begin in October and end in mid-November. The next School Board meeting is August.