Message Boards



The forum is in read only mode.
Looking for advice? Join us on Facebook

Get advice, ideas, and support from other parent group leaders just like you—join our closed Facebook group for PTO and PTA Leaders & Volunteers .

Bad checks

23 years 1 month ago #94154 by swhitford
Replied by swhitford on topic RE: Bad checks
Thanks, I like the idea of writing the child's name in the memo area on the check. I'm just sorry that we didn't think of that before we deposited all the checks.
23 years 1 month ago #94153 by Peter
Replied by Peter on topic RE: Bad checks
Like the others, we make sure that each check has the name of the student and the teachers name or classroom number to expedite finding out who to track down. One difference is that I will accept another check for the amount of the orginal check plus fees. Before that check is deposited, a call is placed to the bank to insure there are funds to cover it. If not we take cash only and we also hold up the orders until the problem is resolved. I might add that I have never been "burned" by a second chance check. Everyone can make a mistake and I think it is only fair to give them a chance.
23 years 1 month ago #94152 by jandesmom
Replied by jandesmom on topic RE: Bad checks
We just "wrapped" up our fall giftwrap fundraiser and I am happy only 1 check was returned this year! Before the checks get to me, the fundraiser chairs pencil in the memo area the childs name. This is very helpful when a check comes back and it's from a relative or neighbor. I then give them a call and ask them for cash or bank check PLUS the fee that the bank charges the PTO account. So far I haven't had to go any farther with collecting. We also hold the entire order until all payments are received.
23 years 1 month ago #94151 by Pres88
Replied by Pres88 on topic RE: Bad checks
We were lucky this year and only had 6 checks totalling $660.00 come back to us. We then write letters to who ever gave them to us telling them that we need cash or a bank check and that the entire childs order will be held until this is paid. Out of the 6 checks this year I was able to figure out who 5 of the 6 students were. Usually we are able to get our money. We do require full payment before and order can be placed.
23 years 1 month ago #94150 by swhitford
Bad checks was created by swhitford
How does everyone handle bad checks? Usually with our fundraisers we only accept cash or money orders. With our fall fundraiser we accepted checks, and they've started coming back. What do you all do in this case?
Time to create page: 0.059 seconds
Powered by Kunena Forum
^ Top