Beatrice financial institutions will be teaming up with Beatrice Public Schools this coming year, to offer a Bank in Schools program.
BPS Curriculum Director Jackie Nielsen says students will be able to open an account at their school with as little as one penny. When they do so, financial institutions participating will provide a five-dollar voucher into each student’s savings account. Nielsen says it’s a way to help build financial responsibility and awareness in young school children.
Each bank will pay their normal interest rates for the student accounts and the bank at each school participating will be open, 30 minutes just prior to the start of the school day. Banks will assist students and parent in opening their account.
All times begin 30 minutes before classes start.
MembersOwn Credit Union: Cedar Elementary, Tuesday
Pinnacle Bank: St. Paul Lutheran School, Tuesday
First National Omaha: Lincoln Elementary, Wednesday
Great Western Bank: St. Joseph Catholic School, Wednesday
Security First Bank: Paddock Lane, Friday
Pinnacle Bank: Stoddard Elementary, Friday