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Middle School students get a dose of economics reality

Some ended the day broke, while others had money to spare.
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By Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer
News from Campbellsville Independent Schools

Campbellsville Middle School eighth-grade students recently got a dose of what being an adult is like during Reality Town.

Reality Town allows students to see first-hand what it might cost to live after they graduate and are living on their own.oney. - Calen


Students choose a career and are told how much money a person working that career might receive each month. They are then told how many children they have and must support.

Then, students use their monthly income to buy a home and vehicle, buy insurance and pay utility bills, buy food and clothing, pay for child care and medical visits, pay for entertainment, contribute to charities and their church and visit the "unexpected" booth.

They are also asked to consider what type of lifestyle they want to live and whether they can save money after all the bills are paid.

Representatives from various businesses in the community man booths at Reality Town to help students decide how to spend their m


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Alex Lofton considers purchase in CMS 'Reality Town'



2017-07-25 - Campbellsville Middle School, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer, Campbellsville Independennt Schools (CIS) .
CMS eighth-grader Alex Lofton considers a purchase in Campbellsville Middle School's Reality Town face-to-face economics exercise.

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Considering second job to make ends meet in 'Reality Town'



2017-07-25 - Campbellsville Middle School, Campbellsville, KY - Photo by Calen McKinney, Public Information Officer, Campbellsville Independennt Schools (CIS) .
CMS eighth-graders Devan Keith, at left, and Tierra Bridgewater consider getting a second job to make ends meet while taking part in 'Reality Town' program at Campbellsville Middle School. - Calen

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