(1) “Accredited school” means any school operated by a public school district organized under the laws of
this state and any nonpublic school accredited by the state board of education.
(2) “Board” means the board of education of a school district and the governing authority of
an accredited nonpublic school.
(b) In order to encourage savings among school children, a bank may enter into a written
agreement with a board of an accredited elementary or secondary school to establish
a school savings deposit program. Such program shall be limited to the opening of accounts and the periodic collection,
by bank employees or school personnel, of deposits from school children for deposit
in such bank accounts.
(c) No such program shall be implemented until the executed agreement and any information
deemed necessary has been submitted to the commissioner. If the commissioner determines the agreement and proposed program primarily promote
educational objectives and the purpose of this section, the commissioner shall provide
the bank with written approval to implement the program.
(d) Any bank participating in such school savings deposit program shall have the bank's
main or branch office located in the same county as the participating school, or if
no bank in the county wants to participate in such program, then banks in any contiguous
county may participate.
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