As food costs continue to climb and many families struggle to make ends meet, school districts across the country continue to see a rise in unpaid meal charges. In SNA's State of School Nutrition 2014 survey, nearly 71% of schools reported that their meal program had unpaid student meal debt at the end of the 2012-13 school year.
Managing school funds from various entry points within a school district can be time consuming, redundant, and labor intensive. So much so, that the thought of changing the way you handle the exchange of funds is overwhelming and exhausting, making it easier to continue business as usual.
If you add up all the time that you spend entering fees, exporting reports, depositing checks in different accounts, and fixing errors, it is almost a full time job just managing funds. If you find yourself spending the vast majority of your time focusing on funds management, it might be time to consider a single solution to help simplify this process.
Look for a solution that has features that will allow you to be flexible in the way you manage funds, save time, reduce errors, make payments easy for parents, and, ultimately, go cashless on campus.
From all of us at Heartland School Solutions, we'd like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season!
Convenience, simplicity, and security are just a few of the benefits of accepting online donations for your school fundraising efforts. But how else does collecting school donations online benefit you, your volunteers, and your donors?
Here are the top 6 benefits of collecting school donations online:
Need some school fundraising inspiration? You've come to the right place! Whether your volunteers are feeling artistically inclined, ready to get active, or just want to keep things simple, we’ve got you covered.
Here's 20 school fundraising ideas that your district should try:
If no one knows about your online payments program, will anyone know to use it? Whether your district is already accepting online school payments or is planning to start next year, making sure parents know about this convenient option plays an important role in its success.
With the end of the school year upon us, now is the perfect time to make sure your front of house (Point of Sale) and back of house (Menu Planning, Inventory) systems are ready for their long summer slumber.
You may have been asking yourself, I'm done serving... now what? Don't worry, you're not alone! Here are 7 things you can do to keep your cafeteria systems happy this summer:
As school districts struggle with shrinking budgets and reduced resources, they are always looking to do more with less. Now is the time to consider taking your campus cashless by implementing a district-wide payment solution that provides many benefits for district staff, parents and students alike.