Welcome, ZCS Educators!

Thank you for your interest ZEF! We welcome your involvement and look forward to hearing the creative ideas you have for your students through grant applications this year.

Ways to Get Involved with ZEF

APPLY for a grant! ZEF offers five different types of grants annually:

    • Classroom Grants provide much needed funding for you to implement creative projects for your students.
    • Imagine Professional Development Grants offer growth and renewal opportunities for educators with 3+ years of full-time education experience.
    • DonorsChoose matching funds give your idea a boost by funding up to $250 per project.
    • Student Enrichment Grants offer academic-related student groups the opportunity for funding to enhance their educational experience.
    • Strategic Initiative Grants provide resources for the district’s transformational ideas for students.

JOIN payroll deduction and be part of our success across the district. $1, $2, $5 or $10 per paycheck makes an enormous difference in what ZEF is able to do for our district.

It is easy to sign up through the ZCS Employee Access Center!

    • Click here to access the EAC.
    • If it is your first time logging in, you will need to click the “logging in for the first time” button under the green “Sign In” button.
    • Once signed in, click “Available Forms” on the left-hand side.
    • Then, select the “ZEF Payroll Deduction” form.
      *You do not need to resubmit the ZEF Payroll Deduction form each year.

ATTEND ZEF events throughout the year! We love celebrating with you at our events and our community enjoys hearing your perspective on how ZEF helps the district. Check out these upcoming events:

    • ZEF Bash 2024 “At the Luau” – is our largest annual fundraiser. Join us on Saturday, November 9th at the Golf Club of Indiana for a fun evening including dinner, beverages, live music, a silent auction, and trips of a lifetime. Tickets go on sale September 1st!
    • ZEF Trivia Night – gather your team of 8 for some friendly competition with Hambone’s Trivia! We will gather at The Underground on Friday, February 28.
    • Volunteer – we are always looking for great people to join our event committees.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us via email at zef@zcs.k12.in.us or by phone at 317.733.4805 or ZCS x11500.