Frederick County Public Schools has entered into an agreement with a third party administrator for the collection of all returned checks. Checks returned by the bank will be automatically forwarded to the third party administrator after the first presentation. The third party administrator will contact the author of the check to collect the face amount of the returned check plus the maximum collection fee allowable by law. Further action within the limits of the law may be taken if the author of the check does not properly respond. In addition, Frederick County Public Schools may elect to cease accepting checks from the individual check author.