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Continued: Tartan High School's in-school credit union targets student savers

  • Article by: JENNIFER BJORHUS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 20, 2013 - 9:18 PM

Spreiter said he’s wanted to do a bank or credit union branch for years since financial literacy is a cornerstone of what he teaches. He approached PCU with the plan last spring because he’s a member and because PCU has worked with the DECA program for years providing student internships.

So far, results are promising.

According to Marc Buchmayer, an 11th-grader who works at the in-school credit union, students are very interested and he passes out a lot of brochures and applications. But students are required to have a parent or guardian cosign, and getting students to return the paperwork is a challenge.

“They tend to forget about it,” he said.


Jennifer Bjorhus • 612-673-4683


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