Zionsville Times Sentinel

August 22, 2012

Two schools face overcrowding

By Andrea Cline/Times Sentinel managing editor

— Two Zionsville Community Schools buildings are either close to full or over capacity, prompting district officials to talk about something they haven’t done in 10 years — redistricting.

“We are pretty good overall, but some individual schools do have some capacity issues,” ZCS Director of Operations Bob Bostwick said. “The former practice of the board was to plan for a new building when we reached 85 percent capacity in a school. Obviously, that is not the case any more.”

The last time the school corporation moved students to balance capacities, Stonegate actually dropped in 2006 because of population balancing. With growth and construction picking up out west, Stonegate has 663 students, 110 percent of capacity, Bostwick said.

See Wednesday’s Times Sentinel for the full story.