We are pleased to continue our relationship with Liberty First this year to provide the Student Economic Education and Savings Program! Students learn about economic issues with curriculum provided by the Economic Education Department of the University of Nebraska, and have the opportunity to open a savings account at school. Students in grades 3-5 are eligible to open a savings account at any time during the school year; second graders are invited second semester. Deposits are collected until the student graduates from fifth grade (or moves to another school), when a cashier check is issued for the amount saved. Students also earn incentives for reaching various savings benchmarks. A group of fifth grade students serve as Tellers once a week. Katie Zabel, from Liberty First, and Mrs. Moore, Teacher Librarian, supervise the program. This is the fourth year Liberty First has collaborated with Hartley to provide this program!