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CES Credit Union Brings Financial Education to the Classroom!


On October 28th of 2021, Ohio Governor Mike Dewine signed into law Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), which contains financial literacy requirements in the classroom. SB 1 requires students who enter ninth grade on or after July 1, 2022, to complete one-half unit of instruction in financial literacy as part of the required high school curriculum.1 With financial literacy becoming a larger priority in classrooms, CES Credit Union is prepared to handle important financial subjects and have already been regularly teaching courses through Opportunity Knox, CTEC of Licking County, and at various high schools throughout the communities we serve.

In part, the bill reads, “The goal of Ohio's system of elementary and secondary education is to prepare all students for and seamlessly connect all students to success in life beyond high school graduation, regardless of whether the next step is entering the workforce, beginning an apprenticeship, engaging in post-secondary training, serving in the military, or pursuing a college degree”.2

When asked about the importance of financial education in our schools, Chief Compliance Officer and Financial Educator, Karen Bell, states that “Through the adult financial education that we currently provide, we have found that many important financial literacy topics haven’t been a significant part of the students previous curriculum, so teaching these topics at the high school level will go a long way towards preparing these students for their financial futures.”

CES Credit Union offers financial education courses on various topics including:

  • Budgeting
  • Emergency Funds
  • Credit Scores
  • Scams & Frauds

If you are interested in learning more about our financial education or would like to express interest in scheduling CES Credit Union to speak with your classroom, feel free to contact us at marketing@cescu.com! Additionally, if you have a specific topic that you think would fit your classroom best, we are more than open to discussing


1- https://collaborate.oasbo-ohio.org/blogs/katie-johnson1/2021/10/27/governor-signs-sb-1-financial-literacy-requirement?CommunityKey=973ed3dc-1a57-4abb-a4af-fc5e9f24fa19

2- https://www.10tv.com/article/news/local/law-to-require-financial-literacy-program-for-ohio-high-school-students/530-56e54ec1-b143-4de2-8ce4-51b69b00762a

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