The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

July 31, 2013

Baxter Springs schools to offer parents online payment option

By Andra Bryan Stefanoni

BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. — Starting this week, parents of students in the Baxter Spring School District have the option of paying enrollment fees and adding money to lunch and breakfast accounts online.

Carrie Oakes, the district’s registrar, said a secure Web store powered by RevTrak enables the district to offer parents the new option.

“It’s just a lot more convenient, because they can do it from home or anywhere,” she said.

Parents can make the online payments using a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card, or a debit card.

“We’re one of the few holdout districts who didn’t have it yet,” Oakes said. “Previously they had to stand in line at enrollment to pay, or for lunch money, send a check with their child to school. We’ve already had a very good response to it.”

Parents can access the payment portal through the district’s website at or though their PowerSchool account. Adding money to a student’s lunch or breakfast account can be done at any time throughout the school year in amounts of the parent’s choosing.

Parents will need their PowerSchool log-in identification information in both instances, Oakes said. Those who need assistance may contact her at or 620-856-2375.


DISTRICTWIDE ENROLLMENT will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at the high school.