Credit Union of Texas to open a student-staffed bank inside Berkner High School in Richardson

Row of people to the bank teller cashier defocused background
Row of people to the bank teller cashier defocused background Photo credit Getty Images/Oscar Gutierrez Zozulia

How many of us wish more “life skills” were taught in high school?  Like how to change a tire, how to maintain good financial stability.  You know, practical lessons and applications that we’d be able to definitely apply to our adult lives.

How many of us have ever used the Pythagorean theorem outside of the tenth grade?

Well Richardson ISD is following the footsteps of Allen and Little Elm, and installing a Credit Union of Texas right inside of Berkner High School in Richardson.  This bank will be student-staffed and will even be open to the general public!

Per the Dallas Morning News, students working at these SMART branches are “trained by a bank manager to provide key services like opening accounts and cashing checks.”

Like students at Little Elm and Allen High Schools, Berkner students wishing to work at the SMART branch can participate with the bank’s “Pay for Grades” program, which offers monetary rewards to some students who are credit union members for every A and B on their report card.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Getty Images/Oscar Gutierrez Zozulia