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Credit Union Branch Opens in Bob Jones HS; JCHS Next

It's official.
Madison City Schools now offers a banking branch to serve students and help broaden financial literacy in the schools.
Madison City Schools Supt. Robby Parker and Bob Jones Principal Sylvia Lambert joined Redstone Federal Credit Union President-CEO Joe Newberry for a ceremonial ribbon cutting today.

The RFCU-MCS partnership also establishes a pathway for RFCU transactions to help fund safety and security throughout the district.

student workers at the credit union branch at Bob Jones High School
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. Planning is already under way to add a branch in James Clemens High School perhaps next year.

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.

Joe Newberry, Sylvia Lambert, Robby Parker
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. 
Madison City Board of Education President Ranae Bartlett, Mayor Paul Finley and other officials from RFCU and MCS also took part in the ribbon cutting.

Image of an Affinity debit Card with the Madison City School logo

Group photo of ribbon cutting