Students at Zionsville Community Schools will be enjoying smaller class sizes this year after 50 new teachers and counselors were hired during the summer.
Since the referendum question passed on Tuesday, May 8, the district was able to hire 45 new teachers and five new counselors.
ZCS Superintendent Scott Robison said that the funding from the referendum will begin next spring.
“We were able to hire 50 new teachers and counselors only because of funding from the referendum, which will start up in spring 2013,” he said. “The Rainy Day Fund is picking up the slack until we get the new funding. The new teachers are on board now so kids don’t have to wait another year with decimated numbers and high class sizes.”
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