In addition to obtaining dollars for a soccer field, the West Allis-West Milwaukee schools scored another grant recently, with the announcement of $30,000 received from the state Department of Public Instruction for the district's financial literacy program.
State education officials were so impressed with the financial literacy program that they approved the grant to help nurture it.
Financial literacy teaches students about real life finances such as keeping and balancing a checkbook, making a budget, finding the best prices on consumer products for their families use now and that they will use once they graduate and get out on their own.
The grant will enable the schools to improve its financial literacy units for grades six through eight and refine an elective high school personal finance course. Some of the grant also will be used to send more high school business education teachers to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions summer institutes.
- Jane Ford-Stewart
Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.
Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter Get the Newsletter!
- News & Notes: March 11
- General election voters guide for West Allis Aldermanic District 5
- West Allis tentatively pedals toward BikeShare program
- Police Report: March 10
- West Allis considers BikeShare program
- West Allis finds parking solution for businesses along detour
- News & Notes: March 4
- Next West Allis city head won't have to do it all
- Some extra 'Grease' skids onto West Allis and Greenfield stages
- Police Report: March 3