Garland ISD recently helped cut the ribbon for a new educational resource for North Texas students. Junior Achievement of Dallas opened the area’s first JA BizTown this fall inside the district’s new Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center. It is a simulated city completely run by students serving as citizens, employees and consumers. Every GISD sixth-grader will get to spend a day at JA BizTown this year, and students from other districts will have the opportunity to attend as well.
During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Board of Trustees President Larry Glick, Interim Superintendent Dr. Deborah Cron and GRCTC Principal Dr. Erika Crump all expressed their pride in Garland ISD being able to house such a great resource, which teaches financial literacy, entrepreneurship, citizenship and more.