What Happens If a Lunch Check Has Insufficient Funds

Federal Automated Recovery System to Help EVSC Recover Funds More Efficiently


The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation has elected to use an outside company to recover returned checks that have been used to pay for school lunches. No longer will the district or school staff arrange for the repayment of checks returned for non-sufficient funds. The Federal Automated Recovery Systems (FARS) will now be responsible for the electronic collection of non-sufficient funds checks turned in to any school or district account.

The EVSC will gladly accept your checks. When you provide a check as payment, you authorize the EVSC to either use information from the check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. You also are authorizing FARS to collect a $20 fee through an electronic fund transfer from your account if your payment is returned unpaid.

If you have any questions about this system, please the Office of Food and Nutrition at [email protected] or call 435-8258.