Suggestions to School Districts for Notifying Parents

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Although the door and cash register stickers provided by PAYTEK are intended to notify check writers, there are additional ways to inform parents of your check collection policy. 

Consider posting the following statement in various school publications (school flyer or newsletter, student handbook, printed and online version of the cafeteria menu, school web site, etc.).

“When paying by check you authorize the recovery of unpaid checks and the
recovery of the state allowed fee by means of electronic re-presentment.”

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Check Acceptance Policy

For the long term we recommend a policy be published in your annual STUDENT HANDBOOK that includes “School Check Acceptance Policy”.  When the school district has an established and published policy, check abuse may decline. 

Example “Check Acceptance Policy”

Our school district has established the following policy for accepting checks and collecting bad checks:  For a check to be an acceptable form of payment it must include your current, full and accurate name, address and telephone number.  When paying by check you authorize the recovery of unpaid checks and the recovery of the state allowed fee by means of electronic re-presentment.  For assistance please contact Paytek at 866-399-4101.