Army National Guard to Sponsor Germantown HS Financial Literacy Program

By Thomas J. McKillen
Chief Editor

The Army National Guard will sponsor Germantown High School’s financial literacy program for the 2022-23 school year, under a motion approved by the Germantown School Board Aug. 29.

According to information from district staff, financial literacy became a high school graduation requirement beginning with the class of 2019. At the time, Ramsey Solutions provided the curriculum for the class.

Jake Misiak, district director of teaching and learning, said Ramsey Solutions provided a sponsorship opportunity for the updated curriculum with the Army National Guard for the 2022-23 school year. Misiak said the sponsorship would cover all program costs for the upcoming school year, including digital student workbooks, unlimited site license or updated videos and program resources. supported teacher studies.

As part of the sponsorship, a small digital box appears where students access workbooks and online videos, the box reads “Presented by: Army National Guard,” according to information provided in a memo. service by business professor Steve Martin.

“Additionally, during the program’s careers unit, representatives of guest lecturers from the Guard would join the class to discuss career opportunities offered by the Army National Guard,” Martin said in the memo. August 18 service that was in the school board package.

Board member Tracy Pawlak added that the sponsorship option was an example of “finding an opportunity for our district to take what we have in an innovative way forward and introduce it to the people who need to make the decision.” .

He added that “it’s about bringing the latest financial knowledge to our students, and it’s a great way to do that and a good partner to go with.”

“I just think it’s a great opportunity, thank you for looking into this,” board member Amanda Reinemann said of the proposal.

Geraldine L. Melton