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Unpaid school fees to be collected

H-M-S to turn over accounts to Oskaloosa company

An Oskaloosa firm has been hired by the Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School to assist with collection of unpaid fees.

The agreement approved on Monday authorizes submission of claims to Credit Bureau Services of Iowa for delinquent accounts, unsatisfied judgements and/or dishonored checks. Superintendent Patrick Carlin explained that efforts by the district to collect fees from "habitual offenders" have been unsuccessful.

"The balances are getting higher and higher. At some point you have to cut it off," he noted.

CBSI will send notices to consumers indicating their accounts have been turn...

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