Treasurer Josh Mandel Recognizes Greene County Officials for Financial Wellness Efforts
Press Release - Ohio Treasurer's Office
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Treasurer’s office visited the Greene County Treasurer’s office on Thursday to recognize Treasurer Dick Gould and Deputy Treasurer Sandra Brubaker for their commitment to the advancement of financial literacy education. This initiative is part of Treasurer Josh Mandel’s continuing efforts to raise awareness on the importance of financial wellness and provide tools and resources to help citizens across Ohio make sound financial decisions.
As part of this mission, the Ohio Treasurer’s office partners with The Ohio State University Extension to provide ‘Real Money Real World’ interactive budget simulations in Ohio schools. April is National Financial Literacy Month and the Ohio Treasurer’s office recognized Treasurer Gould and Deputy Treasurer Brubaker for their active partnership with the Ohio Treasury in advancing this financial literacy curriculum in Greene County schools.
“I salute our dedicated parents, educators and community leaders who are helping students lay the foundation for a successful future,” said Treasurer Mandel. “By ensuring students receive valuable financial wellness training, the next generation of Ohioans is better prepared to positively shape our economic future and build a stronger Ohio.”
Recent legislation requires financial literacy to be taught in schools throughout Ohio. Ohio Senate Bill 311, which passed the Ohio General Assembly and was signed into law in 2007, requires Ohio schools to integrate the study of economics and financial literacy into one or more existing social studies credits so that every high school student receives financial instruction. These new requirements became effective with the graduating class of 2014.
The Ohio Treasurer’s “Financial EDge” initiative leverages technology and public-private partnerships to assist teachers in meeting these financial education requirements and provides free financial education tools to parents, educators and students.
This effort is part of the Ohio Treasurer’s office ongoing commitment to providing financial literacy resources to all Ohioans. For more information on these resources please visit www.OhioTreasurer.gov/Financial_Education.