Effective immediately (March 20th, 2023) all checks from schools should be mailed to: PushCoinP.O. Box 640South Elgin, IL 60177 *) Schools that make payments electronically are not affected.
Category: For school administrators
Google Sheet can assign school fees
It is possible to use Google Sheets to assign various student fees. Any time a spreadsheet is updated by a designated school administrator, PushCoin will automatically bill the students or issue refunds, if rows in the spreadsheet are deleted. While the Student Information System remains your primary source for driving mandatory school fees such as […]
Repayments page shows the author
Back in Dec of 2022, we announced that families would be able to enroll in automatic payment plans. The new feature was welcomed among the school districts and parents alike. Since that date, hundreds of plans have been created by the parents without any assistance from the school staff. This directly translates to many hours […]
Virtual Terminal supports notifying parents
A new parameter of the Virtual Terminal called Send notifications to families instructs the system to either notify the families of the charges submitted via the Virtual Terminal or post the charges quietly.
Adding PushCoin Payments to vending machines
Here we describe steps for adding PushCoin Payments to school vending machines. PushCoin Payments are added to vending machines to address shortages of cafeteria staff, speed up lunch lines, increase revenues, and extend the hours of serving food. Although vending machines typically serve snacks and beverages, there are units capable of dispensing hot meals such […]
Tags in NSLP applications
A tagging feature in the NSLP applications was included in the most recent release of the administrative site. Just like products can be tagged, now NSLP applications can be tagged too. The tags can be used by the school administrators to add markers such as “under_review” or “follow_up_in_october”. The tags are never shared with parents […]
Families to enroll in payment plans
In the past, the only way for families to enroll in automatic payments was to contact the school office. In January of 2023, the system will permit families to enroll in payment plans without having to contact the school. This is only available at schools that already offer partial fee payments. The feature works as […]
Option to separate dispute-chargebacks from funding
By default, our credit card and eCheck processor combines charge-backs and deposits. This results in more work for the school office when trying to reconcile electronic deposits. For example, if a previous month’s payment is disputed by a parent the amount will be subtracted from the grand deposit that settled. When this happens, PushCoin report […]
Report “Eligibility by program” now separates Medicaid Free from Reduced
With the introduction of the “Medicaid Reduced”, the NSLP – Eligibility by program report separates these two types of programs into distinct columns.
Cafeteria system can enforce “one snack a day”
It’s widely known that NSLP breakfast or hot meal have a limit of one per student per day. What may be a surprise is that the system is capable of applying the same restriction to any kind of item, for example Ala Carte snacks. “Oh so many cookies!” parents often complain. A number of our […]