Jesse D. Lay 5th grade students had the opportunity to participate in the Dollar and Cents program Wednesday March 22.
This programs teaches the students about the reality of budgets and expenses. The students were given a set salary and had to go to different booths where they chose what they wanted to purchase. They were given mandatory purchases of food, utilities and housing. They also got to choose between different optional purchases from what they wanted to drive and types of entertainment. It didn’t take long for the students to realize, that they may need to take on a second job to afford all the items that they wanted.