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Student Financial Account Management

  • 1.  Student Financial Account Management

    Posted 07-01-2019 18:24
    Does anyone know of an online system that would allow me to track student financial accounts in such a way that parents/students can log in and see what they owe/have paid for fees, trips, etc?  It would be great if the system would also allow for online collection of fees.

    I have been using Charms Office Assistant as a primary communication tool for students/parents and to track student fees and fundraising credits.  I like that parents and students can see their accounts but I have found that we don't use a lot of the features on Charms and the accounting part of the system is very complicated and difficult for parents, students, and staff to interpret.  I'm ready for something new.

    All ideas are welcome!!

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    Robbie Steiner
    Floyd Central High School
    Floyds Knobs, IN
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  • 2.  RE: Student Financial Account Management

    Posted 07-02-2019 10:54
    I'm interested in this, too.  What I use doesn't have a parent log in. Robbie, let me know what you find.

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    Nathan Shewell
    Theatre Arts Director
    INDIANAPOLIS IN
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  • 3.  RE: Student Financial Account Management

    Posted 07-02-2019 14:55
    We have to use the school system for these events as they are set as ASB funded projects. Our band instructor uses Charms for their Booster funded events. Contact Dan Beich at dbeich@mlsd161.org for answers to your Charms questions. I think they set up a way for parents to pay via PayPal or another online pay service. Contact Dan. He can help.

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    D. Jay Kendall
    Theatre Manager
    Moses Lake School District 161
    Moses Lake WA
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  • 4.  RE: Student Financial Account Management

    Posted 07-02-2019 16:02
    Our school is currently using myschoolbucks.com.  There is a bit of learning curve but after a few months most of the parents, students and faculty seem accustom to the system.
    https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getmain?requestAction=home

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    Donald Amerson
    Thespian Troupe Director
    Santa Ana, CA
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