Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Four Seasons Credit Union To Open Branch in MHS Cafeteria

Four Seasons Credit Union will open a mini-branch in the cafeteria at Middletown High School on Tuesday, September 22, 2009. Students and teachers will be able to bank at this full service branch Monday-Friday from 11:30am-1:00pm.

The new Branch Manager graduated from MHS two years ago (she was in the business program), and the mini-branch will employ current students. The goal: employment opportunities and overall financial skills awareness/improvement for MHS students.

Since last night's Board of Education meeting was held in the MHS Cafeteria, members were able to see the "dragon vault" for themselves. Chairman Ted Raczka agreed with the "save more, spend less, stay out of debt" motto: "banking awareness early is so important."

Only nine other high schools in CT have banking services, and all labor and materials to constuct the MHS branch were donated (about a $75,000 value).


Anonymous said...

Do you mean Seasons Credit Union, by chance?

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea - however they should not be allowed to peddle any credit cards to the students.

The next step would be for MHS to add a basic financial class that ALL students should be required to take in order to graduate.

We need to begin to teach our kids the basics so that they understand the outcome of their financial decisions.

JAM said...

The BOE Agenda, under the District Highlights section, lists the Grand Opening of Four Seasons Credit Union. I cannot, now, recall what the sign above the branch window says, so I apologize if I passed on an error that was originally on the BOE Agenda.

Anonymous said...

Four Seasons Credit Union is in Alabama. Is the BOE unaware that the local credit union is Seasons Federal Credit Union?