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Henry County BOE Responds to Community Interest and Adopts New Financial Literacy Standards

Henry County BOE Responds to Community Interest and Adopts New Financial Literacy Standards

New standards will result in exposure for students as early as Kindergarten

Press Release #2201_11.2.22   |    All HCS Press Releases 

November 2, 2022 - During its regularly scheduled monthly meeting last month, the Henry County Board of Education took an important step toward elevating student learning experiences by adopting new financial literacy standards for all grades K-8.

Although the state already provides students with exposure to financial literacy within secondary-level economics and personal finance courses, Henry County Schools, through its community-inspired Strategic Plan has called for all students to have comprehensive exposure to financial literacy skills in elementary, middle, and high school.

The newly developed standards emerged out of a partnership between the community, teachers, and district teams working together to build upon learning standards already in place. Local industry professionals from Ameris Bank, Delta Community Credit Union, Georgia United Credit Union, EverFI, and Heritage Bank were all a part of the working group that helped to develop the standards. These working teams identified four financial literacy priority domains: Income, Budgeting and Money Management, Credit and Debt, and Savings and Investment – and they will serve as the foundation upon which student learning will be based.

With the infusion of new financial literacy standards, the Board of Education continues to ensure that our student’s academic journey will continue to result in exposure to essential, real-world skills. “This is very important work - but more importantly, this effort is reflective of our Board of Education responding to the priorities and interests of our community,” said Board Chair Holly Cobb.

For a full review of the new financial literacy standards, visit the HCS website for more information.