On June 4, 2018 the Lambton Kent District School Board expanded School Cash Online to all schools.
During a recent survey of web services, LKDSB parents/guardians identified an online payment solution as a priority. In order to support parent communications and to improve the efficiency and convenience of processing school transactions, as well as reduce Board risk/loss, the LKDSB has partnered with KEV Group to offer School Cash Online. The LKDSB has an ongoing relationship with KEV Group, as it is also utilized for its accounting solutions. School Cash Online has been implemented by multiple school boards in Ontario.
School Cash Online is a web-based solution that gives parents the ability to pay for student items online. Parents can make payments, print or view their receipts and their current account history all in real-time.
Phase I Launch – April 2018
The Phase I pilot involved the following 20 schools:
- Blenheim District High School
- Bosanquet Central Public School
- Bridgeview Public School
- Bright's Grove Public School
- Cathcart Blvd. Public School
- Chatham Kent Secondary School
- Confederation Central Public School
- Gregory Drive Public School
- H.W. Burgess Public School
- Indian Creek Road Public School
- John McGregor Secondary School
- Lakeroad Public School
- Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute
- McNaughton Ave. Public School
- Merlin Area Public School
- Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School
- Queen Elizabeth II Public School – Sarnia
- Rosedale Public School
- Wheatley Area Public School
- Winston Churchill Public School
Following the launch of LKDSB's School Cash Online, parents/guardians of students attending these schools will be invited to create an account using the online payment system. Additional information, including the website link, will be available on the LKDSB and school websites, prior to the launch date.
Phase II Launch – June 4, 2018
LKDSB is planned for a launch to migrate the remaining schools onto School
Cash Online on June 4 (except for John N. Given Public School and South
Plympton Public School due to consolidation). Further information about School
Cash Online will be provided to parents/guardians of John N. Given Public
School and South Plympton Public School students in September to assist with
registration at Tecumseh Public School and Plympton-Wyoming Public School.
Information for Parents and Guardians
School Cash Online is a convenient, web-based solution that gives parents the ability to pay for student items online.
Parents/guardians can connect multiple students to their account; multiple parents/guardians can be connected to individual students. School staff will add items for your child for payment and indicate whether the item is optional or required. Parents will receive a notification when a new item has been added.
School Cash Online provides multiple payment options, including eCheck (direct withdrawal from your bank account) or "MyWallet" (virtually add funds and reload like a gift card). Please note, banking information is not saved in School Cash Online and must be re-entered for every transaction. Unused funds in "MyWallet" will be carried over to the next year for back-to-school purchases unless a refund is requested.
Please note: There is a 2% administration fee associated with using School Cash Online. This fee is included in all of the pricing provided to parents/guardians, regardless of whether purchases are made using School Cash Online or payment is made directly to schools. All surplus funds collected through School Cash Online's administration fees will be returned to schools to be used for capital expenses.
Parents/guardians must enter their child's last name, birth date and student number to register. All elementary schools will provide parents/guardians with a copy of the Registration Verification Form, which includes the student number. Secondary students are aware of their student number and can provide this to parents/guardians. If there are any issues/concerns with accessing the student number, parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the school office.
The LKDSB anticipates there may be some challenges related to this implementation and LKDSB staff will be working with schools to mediate any issues experienced during this transition.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Manager of Financial Services at 519-336-1500.
Note: Using School Cash Online is optional. Payment will continue to be accepted at the school.
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