Bank Branch to Connect Students and Staff to Financial Literacy Education
Sun Prairie Area School District and Bank of Sun Prairie announced the opening of a Bank of Sun Prairie branch in Sun Prairie West High School on Tuesday, Sept. 6, the first day of the school year. While students, staff, teachers can do their banking at the branch, a major emphasis of the work done there is giving students the opportunity to learn more about money, banking, and planning for the future.
“We could not be more pleased in extending our partnership between Bank of Sun Prairie and the Sun Prairie Area School District. The opening of the banking branch in West High School highlights our mutual support of our students, and their understanding of fiscal literacy, not just in a class but in actuality with a trusted partner. We are fortunate to have this opportunity as we serve kids and families,” commented Sun Prairie Area School District Superintendent Brad Saron.
“Sun Prairie Area School District’s commitment to expanding knowledge of financial concepts is a driver behind us delivering solutions directly to students directly in their school environment. Bank of Sun Prairie’s Financial Fitness Center is featured prominently in the branch and eventually in the classroom,” shared Jimmy Kauffman, Bank of Sun Prairie’s president and CEO and chairman of the board of directors. “We’re also thrilled to employ students in the bank branch — we see it as a really neat career exploration opportunity for those interested in customer service, banking and finance.”
The Sun Prairie Area School District proudly serves more than 8,400 students in 4K through twelfth grade. The district includes 15 schools — nine elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, one alternative learning academy, and a 4K program.