On the first day back in classes at Zionsville Community Schools after a weather-related winter break extension, the ZCS Board of School Trustees held its first regular session of 2014.
The board members and Superintendent Scott Robison had many words of appreciation for the corporation's maintenance staff, other staff and outside agencies that helped get the schools through the winter weather emergency.
"Internally, to not have five school days, I've never seen people work harder," said Robison, applauding the "Herculean efforts" by everyone.
The superintendent met staff and students with a Sno Cone maker Monday and handed out Eagle green Sno Cones for a humorous welcome back after their delayed return.
Board President Jim Longest called to order the annual meeting of the Board of Finance prior to the regular board meeting. Chief Financial Officer Mike Shafer explained the state requires three reports for the Board of Finance annually: on the investment policy, investments and outstanding checks.
Shafer summarized the investment policy for the board. He told them ZCS has investments in various interest-bearing accounts, and earned interest in 2013 amounted to $23,064.15. That was down from $35,354.52 in earned interest for 2012. Shafer reported four outstanding checks from 2011 and said by March 1 the board will receive a list of checks outstanding for two or more years as of Dec. 31, 2013.
See Wednesday's Times Sentinel for the full story.