Muncie Community Schools records increased financial performance, enrollment
Editor's Note: This story is part of The Partnership Project, a series of content written in an effort by The Daily News to follow the formal collaboration of Ball State University and Muncie Community Schools. Read more in this serieshere.
Below are some charts showing the financial stance of Muncie Community Schools (MCS) in 2022, which were provided by Brad DeRome, MCS chief financial officer.
“Prior to the [Ball State] partnership in 2018, the district was losing around 500 students or so each year,” Klotz said via email. “That then subsided to around 100 students for a couple years before actually seeing a gain of 100+ students last year – the first enrollment increase at MCS in 15 years.”
“This Union is a place where you can meet new people around campus with the same heritage and cultural background as you,” Avila said. “It helped me a lot this year to make new friends coming in as a freshman.”
“We have worked hard to make this work,” said Ridenour. “It’s taking lots that we own that are not generating taxes and we’ll put homes on them, and we’re really excited about that investment into our neighborhoods that are so important to us.”