|By Marketwired .||
|August 12, 2013 09:20 AM EDT||
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- Heartland School Solutions, a division of Heartland Payment Systems® (NYSE: HPY), has launched a mobile payments application for parents of school-aged children to manage school related fees such as meals, tuition, lab or library, athletic or club, sporting events, and more from smart phones and tablets.
Available on Apple iOS and Android, Heartland's new mySchoolBucks app provides parents convenient access to their students' meal accounts and enables them to use their smartphones or mobile devices to prepay school related fees, replenish their child's account using credit cards, debit cards or electronic checks, and view recent activity for their children while on the go. A secure PCI-DSS and Visa CISP compliant online prepayment system for school payments, mySchoolBucks also allows parents the flexibility to view current account balances and student meal purchases, arrange recurring payments when their account reaches a low balance threshold, and set daily or weekly spending limits.
"Knowing parents are busier than ever, the mySchoolBucks mobile app lets participating districts offer a convenient service to parents, encouraging greater participation in their school meal programs," says Michael A. Lawler, president, strategic markets group, Heartland Payment Systems. "The app also helps increase flexibility, convenience and control for parents looking to pay for their child's school meals and school activity fees. For schools and districts, our mySchoolBucks solution reduces cash and check handling while tightening cash controls, allowing schools to reduce administrative costs and risks associated with students carrying cash and checks to school. It also speeds up lunch lines, thereby increasing the number of meals served."
MySchoolBucks is utilized by more than 2,000 school districts across the country, including Arlington, VA; Rockwood, MO; Humble, Texas; Clay County Florida; Williamson County Tennessee; Northwest Texas; Newton (Mass.) Public Schools; Pleasanton (Calif.) Unified School District and many more.
Heartland School Solutions is a leading provider of innovative child nutrition management and secure online payment solutions to more than 29,000 public and private schools throughout the United States. Schools can effectively manage point of sale, state and federal compliance, Free and Reduced Meal applications, menu planning, nutritional analysis, production records, ordering, inventory management, and online payments for meals, athletics, boosters, parent teacher organizations, tuition and more. This is Heartland's second K-12 app release after the recent launch of its MyLunchMoney.com® app, which provides parents with a faster, more convenient and secure way to pay for student school lunches.
About Heartland Payment Systems
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. (NYSE: HPY), the fifth largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, eCommerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and educational locations nationwide. A FORTUNE 1000 company, Heartland is the founding supporter of The Merchant Bill of Rights, a public advocacy initiative that educates merchants about fair credit and debit card processing practices. Heartland also established The Sales Professional Bill of Rights to advocate for the rights of sales professionals everywhere. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPaymentSystems.com, HeartlandPaymentSystems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or following the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.
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