Zionsville’s newest school, Trailside Elementary, is also one of the community’s most energy efficient buildings. Because of its efficiency efforts, Zionsville Community Schools received a $25,000 commercial rebate from Power Moves and Boone REMC at Trailside Elementary’s ribbon cutting one day before the school’s opening.
According to Jen Raycroft, principal of Trailside Elementary, the school, two years in the making, will house roughly 500 students and a staff of 50 with a maximum capacity of 657 people.
“The money from the rebate will go into our operating funds to support other projects in the district,” Rebecca Coffman, associate superintendent, said.
Coffman also noted several highlights about the new building. Its amenities include a unique large group instructional space and flexible seating. The natural lighting with skylights and an impressive media center are also on the list of top features.
Chuck Tyler, principal architect, noted the appealing color palette and the ease at which the building can be maintained.