2009-07-30 / Local & State

Central Pa. Credit Union Opening Branch In School

LANDISVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania high school is getting its own bank branch.

Officials at Hempfield High School in Landisville, Lancaster County say Wheatland Federal Credit Union will open a branch at the school this fall. The branch will have a cash machine and employ students as tellers once it's up and running.

The credit union hopes to work the branch into the school's existing business and finance classes. Hempfield Superintendent Brenda Becker says the branch will give students an authentic learning experience.

Credit union officials say the three-year branch agreement will cost the company $20,000. The credit union already has a naming rights agreement for the high school cafeteria.

The branch will be open to students and faculty for a few hours a week around lunch time.

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