MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (WEHT) – Starting next school year, incoming freshmen at Mount Vernon High School will be required to take a personal finance course before they graduate.
The course is currently offered as an elective, but it will be mandatory for all students.
The class will teach students about banking, credit, risk management, investing, credit history, and credit reports.
Jim Hatfield, a teacher at Mount Vernon, said the class has got a lot of response back from the community.
Currently, the State of Indiana requires personal finance to be offered as a course but it’s up to each school corporation to decide if it will be mandatory.
Watch the full interview with Hatfield:
(This story was originally published on January 8, 2020)