Independence Bank was awarded the Kentucky School Public Relations Association’s (KYSPRA) Flag of Learning and Liberty award on Friday, Nov. 2 during the 2017 state KYSPRA conference at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky.
The Flag of Learning and Liberty award is named after the National School PR Association’s flag. This award is given annually to a person, group, or corporation outside the education field who has made a significant contribution to public education in Kentucky.
With branches around Kentucky, this financial parter goes above and beyond in helping Owensboro Public Schools. You won’t find a more dedicated group of people who give so much to schools.
Independence Bank provided funding for little free libraries which house books so students have 24/7 access to reading. They also volunteer and read to OPS students in several schools.
Independence Bank also runs the backpack program which essentially is a food bag that goes home with students so they have something to eat at home. With a school system that’s 68% free or reduced lunch, the backpack program is the only sure way that OPS knows students are getting food when they’re not with OPS at school.
KYSPRA is proud to have Independence Bank as a partner in raising student achievement and shining a spotlight on the good things that are happening in public school education.