SANTA ANA, Calif. — Effective today, $7.5 billion Orange County Teachers FCU has a new name: SchoolsFirst FCU.

And no, it's not an April Fool's Day joke.

The name change has been nearly 5 years in the making, said Jose Lara, senior vice president, organizational planning and development. Because SchoolsFirst serves districts located outside Orange County, the previous name was geographically limiting. And, he said, the word "teachers" made membership eligibility confusing for district employees outside the classroom.

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