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Schools leveraging new transaction processing machines

February 1, 2013

From expenses that are required to play sports to those that allow children to get rides on the bus, families have to send in cash and checks with their children on a regular basis.

As many parents know, sending children to school often requires various fees. From expenses that are required to play sports to those that allow children to get rides on the bus, families have to send in cash and checks with their children on a regular basis. However, this might not always be convenient for all adults.

For example, many people don’t have cash on-hand at all times, especially if a permission slip brought home is due tomorrow. Moreover, a growing number of Americans avoid opening bank accounts – according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, approximately 10 million households, or 8.2 percent of the population.

As such, it might be more convenient if parents could pay expenses via a credit card terminal in a school. This is becoming a reality at institutions within the Louisburg, Kansas, school district. The machines will allow credit and debit card transactions to be processed, which may be helpful to families.

“Unified School District 416 is implementing the KanPay Counter service to provide a convenient method for parents to make payments at our various buildings,” Superintendent Sharon Zoellner explained.

 

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