Truity continues major support program for district #truitylovesteachers

posted Aug 17, 2018, 10:52 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Aug 17, 2018, 2:36 PM ]

At the district's Back-to-School Rally on the morning of August 13, Rick Loyd, the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Truity Credit Union, spoke of it being the second year of the credit union’s three-year commitment to donate $200,000 to district programs to benefit students, schools, parents, and teachers.

Loyd highlighted a new #truitylovesteachers hashtag and announced that Truity would once again be giving every teacher in the school district a 50-dollar bill to spend as he or she sees fit. Truity’s Business Development Specialists Sara Freeman and Nicole McKinney joined Superintendent McCauley to hand out the 50-dollar bills to teachers during the back to school teacher meetings this week. Teachers who use the hashtag and post a photo of themselves holding their 50-dollar bill are entered into a drawing to win an additional $50.

Anyone with a Truity Credit Union checking account can sign up for the Bruin Spirit Card and receive $50 in his or her account, as well as $50 for BPS. A portion of the processing fees on each transaction also goes to the schools. The credit union has offered the Bruin Spirit Card since 2009, which has raised over $70,000 to date for student activities and athletics.

Truity also provides direct school support through donations to school Parent Support Groups, sponsoring various school events, and matching grants with the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation.

For teachers, Truity sponsors recruitment and retention events and classroom grants through the public school foundation. The district is truly grateful to Truity for being such a generous community partner by helping our schools. Despite record teacher salary increases, Oklahoma is still dead-last in the region in per-pupil spending. The lack of operational dollars for the public schools means larger class sizes, fewer course offerings, and a lack of instructional supplies. Truity is helping address that last problem for Bartlesville teachers.

$50 for teachers at BHS
Bartlesville Schools Superintendent Chuck McCauley helped present $50 bills from Truity Credit Union to teachers across the district. Standing in this photo from Bartlesville High School are Biology teacher LeAnn Nicholson, Supt. McCauley, and Business Computer Applications teacher Jason Sport. Seated are Environmental Science teacher Skye Carey and Biology teacher Nicole Nease.