Credit Union Branch Opens in Bob Jones HS; JCHS Next
Madison City Schools now offers a banking branch to serve students and help broaden financial literacy in the schools. Madison school leaders joined Redstone Federal Credit Union President-CEO Joe Newberry at a ceremonial ribbon cutting last fall for a branch in Bob Jones High School. Plans are being made for a similar branch at James Clemens High School.
The RFCU-MCS partnership comes with an added benefit for Madison City Schools. Each transaction with a special free RFCU "Affinity" debit card helps fund safety and security throughout the district.
Student workers at RFCU branch at Bob Jones HS
Newberry said planning started a couple of years ago and RFCU now has branches in four North Alabama high schools. The James Clemens branch could be operating some time this year.
The Bob Jones branch has been busy since opening last September. It is student run under the supervision of BJHS teachers Brandy Van Dam and Kristy Wheeler. Two RFCU employees from the U.S. 72 branch, Corinna Nicole and Tyler Dalton, serve as liaisons. Learn more about the new RFCU branch at Bob Jones in this Patriot Pages news article.
RFCU President Joe Newberry, BJ Principal Sylvia Lambert, Supt. Robby Parker
The credit union is offering a promotion to any student or employee of Madison City Schools that opens a RFCU account to receive a $200 credit on their new Affinity debit card. Each swipe with an Affinity card means money to the Madison City Schools safety and security fund.
Current RFCU members are not eligible for the $200 but can obtain a free Affinity debit card from any RFCU branch to start steering money from each transaction to MCS. Redstone Federal Credit Union wil pay the school system 10-cents for each transaction on the Affinity card which should bring thousands of dollars for district safety and security improvements.