The District has a process of collecting outstanding debt which is owed by parents, patrons, businesses, and others. This includes but is not limited to: textbook rental fees, educational fees, cafeteria fees, and returned checks (NSF).
The District uses the services of a private collection agency to assist in the recovery of monies owed. In the case of textbook rental, the cost of collection is added to the debt as allowed by State law. When an account is submitted to the agency, the debtor is notified and requested to settle the account. Failure to make a satisfactory response will result in the person being reported to the three (3) credit bureaus and in some cases, legal action will be taken.
State law allows school districts to assess a fee for bad checks. Any payment which is dishonored by a depository institution will result in the assessment of a twenty-five dollar ($25.00) charge in addition to the amount of the dishonored check.