TS Bank College View in-school bank opens Sept. 15
Council Bluffs, IA - TS Bank, TS Institute and Council Bluffs Community Schools are excited to announce the fifth TS Bank in-school bank branch that will pair with the Council Bluffs School District’s current banking and finance curriculum initiative. The TS Bank College View Little Lynx Branch at College View Elementary, 1225 College Road, Council Bluffs, Iowa, will open on Friday, September 15 at 9:15 a.m. with a ribbon cutting celebration.
TS Institute was created in 2009 to collaborate with school districts to promote financial literacy. The goal of the program is to provide students, K-12, with the knowledge to make sound financial decisions.
“By giving students at College View Elementary this opportunity, we are teaching students at an early age the importance of saving, which will hopefully help create lifelong saving habits. The TS Bank in-school banking program positively reinforces the benefits of saving and allows children to make decisions about their money,” states Ms. Megan McLaughlin, College View elementary school administrative manager.
Other TS Bank student-run, in-school bank branches include: Rue and Franklin Elementary, Wilson Middle School and Thomas Jefferson High School. Students are exposed to financial concepts and hands-on training. The TS Bank in-school branches to date are the first school district in Iowa and second in the Nation to offer this K-12 in-school banking program experience.
The student bank is designed to introduce the economic concept of saving money at an early age and reinforce this idea throughout the elementary, middle, and high school curriculum. In addition, the bank demonstrates that saving money should be part of a student’s financial plan for his or her future, as well as increases parental involvement in children’s lives through banking activity.
“We are very excited to launch another in-school bank in the Council Bluffs Community Schools", says Bob Mantell, TS Institute Director. "They have been a strong partner in the advancement of our financial literacy program, and we look forward to building upon our current programming to help more students succeed in their post-secondary lives.”
To learn more about TS Institute or to help partner in financial literacy efforts, visit tsinstitute.org.
About TS Bank: TS Bank’s mission is to Ignite Prosperity® in the communities it serves. Leading the resurgence of community banking, TS Bank reinvests 10% of their net income locally; hosting educational events and partners with local organizations and non-profits. Treynor State Bank was chartered in 1923 and branded to TS Bank in 2005. TS Bank has $365 million in assets, along with the largest Iowa state-chartered C-Corp trust department west of Des Moines at nearly $218 million in assets named TS Prosperity Group. Locations include Treynor, Macedonia, Atlantic, Corning and Council Bluffs, Iowa. For more information visit tsbank.com.