Cowra High School will be transitioning to the new NSW Public Schools finance system and new bank account as part of the NSW Department of Education’s program of standardising public schools finance systems.
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Cowra High School Principal, Charles Gauci, said the new system would bring the school in line with the whole of state government procedures.
“The SAP program we’ll be using is the same one that most government organisations have been using for a number of years now.
“Parents shouldn’t see to much of a change, we already use Point of Purchase transactions online and EFTPOS transactions will continue afterwards.
“During the past we have sent checks out, that will now be direct deposits.
“It’s a big transition from a computer system that was released in 1991 to a modern system, so if people can just bear with us, we’ll soon be into the swing of things and it will be a better system.
“They has been a lot of preparation by the office staff to get ready for this, I acknowledge that they have put a lot of extra hours of hard work in and their will still be a lot of hard work to go,” he said.
School Admin Manager, Anne Tree said they appreciated the patience and understanding of parents as they made the transition.
“It should be a smooth transition the only effect for parents will be how they pay for things,” she said.
“Electronic payments is the way society is going, we will still be able to take cash, but we think it will be more convenient for people having the electronic transactions.
“As of August 25, we will no longer accept direct deposits into our current account as we transition to the new account, there will a blackout on EFTPOS transactions between August 30 and September 5 and we will also not be able to take cash or cheque payments between August 30 and September 4,” she said.
The transition will be complete on September 4, 2017.
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