ITC Systems, Toronto, has developed a cashless system for staff and students at Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua, N.H. The company modified the school’s existing systems to enable parents to add value to student accounts online. At the same time, staff in the food services financial management area have access to more sophisticated tracking information.
Bishop Guertin, a private Catholic high school serving 855 students in grades 9-12, had offered cashless food service and vending for many years before switching to ITC’s one card program in 2009. Students’ cards have a contact chip rather than a magnetic stripe and the school has now invested in ITC’s Multi-Plan and Web Purchase programs.
“One of the big advantages of our original work with Bishop Guertin was that the school was able to eliminate automatic debit machines,” said ITC CEO Campbell. Richardson. “They were expensive and often unreliable.”
The school currently operates four registers and five vending machines. ITC’s MultiPlan program can also be used to track sales by grade. This data can then be used to plan special offers to students that can increase participation.