Two members of the Zionsville Community Schools Board of Trustees are running for re-election.
President Robert Wingerter and Vice President Jane Burgess announced their intentions to run during the board’s meeting Monday night, July 9.
“I am proud of our many accomplishments on the board,” Burgess said. “I feel we need continuity moving forward.”
Wingerter has served on the board since 1992.
“I feel as though we have crossed a path,” he said. “I would feel remiss if I didn’t stay around for one more term.”
Wingerter is a senior partner at Ernst & Young, LLP, an international accounting and consulting firm. He has served as office managing partner of the Indianapolis office and the area director of tax and consults with many of the largest companies in the state about their tax matters. He is both a CPA and an attorney and a member of all local, state and national accreditation associations.
“My background in the areas of tax, accounting and law provides me with the tools to guide Zionsville Schools forward and continue in their path as the best place to nurture and grow our greatest assets, our children,” Wingerter said in a press release.
Burgess said in a press release the board has made difficult but necessary decisions in recent years in program and staffing reductions as well as new fees for activities.
“Our school corporation has continued to excel despite many economic challenges,” she said in the release. “I look forward to continuing to work with members of the school system and community to make decisions that reflect fiscal discipline while keeping Zionsville Community Schools an academic leader in the state.”