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March 2, 2023   •   News  

SAFE CFO Pens Need for California Schools to Require Financial Literacy Curriculum

FOLSOM, Calif. – Feb. 27, 2023 – A commentary by SAFE Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring all California public schools to offer financial literacy courses appears in several local newspapers this week.

The weekly publications include the Carmichael Times, American River Messenger, Grapevine Independent, Rio Linda News, and the West Sacramento News Ledger.

In the op-ed, Fitzpatrick details how updating the state's curriculum to include financial literacy will ultimately help more Californians achieve financial freedom.

“Late last year, California released statewide test scores that revealed only 33 percent of students were able to meet the state’s math standards – a drop of 7 percent from 2019,” Fitzpatrick writes. "Adding financial literacy to the state’s education curriculum could help improve those numbers as well as prepare our youth for the financial realities of adulthood."

SAFE Credit Union Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick

SAFE Credit Union Chief Financial Officer Alexis Fitzpatrick

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SAFE Credit Union has made members an integral part of its vision since 1940. Over the years the credit union has kept the focus on what really matters, putting members first, a formula that has seen SAFE grow into a leading financial institution in Northern California with $4.5 billion in assets and about 247,000 members. SAFE crafts every cutting-edge product and sterling service with members’ needs foremost in mind. In addition to banking services conveniently available through online, chat, mobile, or phone options, SAFE offers in-person services for members and small businesses at service centers across the Greater Sacramento region. SAFE is a not-for-profit, state-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, Amador, and Alameda counties. Insured by NCUA.

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