In partnership with New Castle County School Employees Federal Credit Union, the University of Delaware's Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, and the State Bank Commissioner, launched the Bank at School program at Shue-Medill Middle School.
Based on State Economic Standards, the Bank at School program is designed to teach students about economics and financial management through hands-on experience. Bankers from New Castle County School Employees Federal Credit Union make twice-weekly visits to the school to accept student deposits and help students learn about the world of banking. Sixth-grade students can bank every Monday and 7th- and 8th-grade students can bank every Wednesday. This real-life banking experience will help students practice the life skills to become wise consumers and prudent savers.
- This is an interest-bearing savings account and New Castle County School Employees Federal Credit Union charges no fees on this account.
- Only deposits may be made at school. Withdrawals may be conducted at the New Castle County School Employees Federal Credit Union branch and account management and deposits may take place at other credit unions that are CO-OP Shared Branches of which there are over 5,000 locations.
- Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will be able to open accounts and manage accounts.
- The bank will be open for business every Monday for 6th-grade students in the Medill cafeteria and on Wednesday for 7th- and 8th-grade students in the Shue cafeteria from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
In order for your child to participate, please complete the "Student Account Form" and a minimum $1 is required to open an account. Return the form and your initial deposit money to school on the Bank to School day and give it to a bank teller during lunch.
This program is a unique opportunity for Shue-Medill students. Students are encouraged to participate, but participation is strictly voluntary.
Questions may be addressed to:
Bank at School Representative
Shue-Medill Middle School