JQ-R: DEMAND FOR PAYMENTS

FILE: JQ-R
 
All fees charged will be collected and or waived according to the School Committee’s Financial Assistance Program. If balances are owed as a result of insufficient funds for checks received the following will occur:
  1. First notice shall be sent by the Principal or designee with copy to the Finance Office {sample letter is included in Lexington Public Schools Administrative Support Guide and follows Consumer Protection Act M.G.L. Chapter 93A}. Payment is due within 14 days of the date of the letter.
  2. The second notice shall be sent by the Finance Office if payment has not been received by the building principal. Payment is due within 14 days of the date of the letter.
  3. The following letter as written in M.G.L. Chapter 93, section 40A shall be used as the third and final notice for all balances owed to the school district for student fees, fines, and charges resulting from the receipt of insufficient funds checks
Acts, 1987, M.G.L. Ch. 93, s., 40A-Chap 510
DEMAND FOR PAYMENT OF DISHONORED CHECK
Date:________
To: (ADDRESS OF RECIPIENT)
 
WARNING: YOU MAY BE SUED 30 DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE IF
YOU DO NOT MAKE PAYMENT
 
Your check/draft/order in the amount of $_____________ Dated___________
 
Payable to the order of the Lexington Public Schools
 
Has been dishonored by the bank or other depository upon which it has been drawn because:
 
 The maker had no account with such bank or depository
 
 The maker had insufficient funds on deposit with such bank or depository
 
If you do not make payment within thirty days of the above date, you may be sued to recover payment. If a judgment is rendered against you in court, it will include not only the original face amount of the check/draft/order, but also additional liquidated damages of not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00).
 
Payment must be made by cash, credit card through the district online payment system, money order, certified bank check, only and includes a $25.00 fee.
 
Please make payment in the amount of: $_____________ payable to:
Lexington Public School District
146 Maple Street
Lexington, MA 02420
Attn. Accounts Payable DC
 
Unless otherwise specified through School Committee action, each fee shall be established on a yearlybasis for the next school year.
 
LEGAL REFS: 
M.G.L. Chapter 71: Section 47. Athletic programs; school organizations; student activity accounts
M.G.L. Chapter 44: Section 69. Municipal or district services, fees or charges; insufficientfunds checks; penalty
M.G.L. Chapter 60: Section 57A. Payment by check not duly paid; penalty
M.G.L. Chapter 93a: Regulation of Business Practices for Consumers Protection
M.G.L. Chapter 93: Section 40A. Dishonored checks; demand for payment
M.G.L. Chapter 71, Section 49 Purchase of textbooks by pupils
DESE Full Day Kindergarten Regulations

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington MA
Adopted by Lexington School Committee: July 2015