TruStone Financial’s Classroom Makeover Marks New School Year

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Special education students at Apollo High School will start the school year next Tuesday with a new look in their classroom, courtesy of TruStone Financial CU’s classroom makeover.

TruStone employees have spent the last week sprucing up and remaking the room, a special education classroom for the past 19 years and one of four Minnesota classrooms getting a new look this year from the $670 million credit union.

The one-time Minneapolis Federation of Teachers CU, based in nearby Plymouth, also is sprucing up classrooms in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Roseville for next week’s school opening.

At Apollo High, Geri Swanson, the special ed teacher, got her first look at her new room yesterday. The white walls are gold. The metal desk has been replaced by one made of cherrywood. The whiteboard, complete with magnetic markers, replaced a chalk board. New workstations for her students were assembled on the right side of the room.

The TruStone employees also filled the cabinets with snacks and juice boxes for students.

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