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Lake County School District Needs Better Planning and Communication to Address Budget Problems, Report No. 00-02, August 2000
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  • The Lake County School District’s unreserved portion of its fund balance has been significantly reduced during the past two years.  This reduction has occurred for two reasons. The district does not have consensus on strat
  • District officials do not communicate sufficiently with each other during budget preparation and amendment processes.  As a result, budget decisions are made without always fully considering the financial implications.
  • To correct this situation the district should adopt a strategic plan;
  • identify annual priorities before the budget is drafted, including the amount to be held in reserve; and
  • improve and increase communication among staff and between staff and the board, including developing written procedures to aid staff in budget development.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Education System

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-05 Progress Report: Lake County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State Seal, published in February 2005.
  • Report No. 03-72 Progress Report: Lake District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 01-68 Best Financial Management Practices Review: Lake County School District, published in December 2001.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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