Sheboygan Area School District Receives Grant to Fund Financial Literacy
The Sheboygan Area School District (SASD) was recently awarded a $28,250 grant to engage students in learning personal finance. The SASD was among 26 winners awarded nearly $350,000 in grants by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy to enhance the level of personal finance education. The recipients were chosen out of a field of more than 90 applicants.
The grant program is designed to support the efforts of individual teachers and school districts to begin innovative and sustainable financial literacy programs and events. The ultimate purpose of Sheboygan Area School District’s project is to actively engage over 2,100 middle school and high school students in personal financial literacy learning activities so that they are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to lead financially literate lives. The grant will assist Sheboygan Area School District in meeting Goal 1, Objective 2 of the Long Range Plan, which says “By 2016, all students will have two intentional financial literacy experiences, one in middle school and one in high school".
The program, open to Wisconsin’s K-12 public and private schools, is a collaborative effort between the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy, the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), and the Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The program is funded by settlement funds received by DFI over the last couple of years, some of which were designated specifically for financial literacy efforts.
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
May 16, 2014