The Zionsville School Board voted Monday night to eliminate 16 full-time teaching and counseling positions for the next school year.
In another move to erase a projected 2011-12 school year general fund deficit of $1.75 million, the board also approved spending $903,886 from the $1.7 million rainy-day fund. The staff reduction is projected to save about $850,000 for the next school year.
Reduction-in-force notices will be sent to recipients by May 1.
The staff reductions approved are:
Six full-time-equivalent elementary teaching positions in science, technology and physical education.
Five full-time-equivalent middle school language lab and fifth grade instruction, and counseling positions
Five full-time-equivalent high school positions in college counseling and teaching in music, physical education and the international baccalaureate program.