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Overview of Florida's Best Financial Management Practices Program for School Districts, Report No. 01-23, April 2001
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Reviews by School Districts

  • Faced with the challenge of educating students in a cost-effective manner, public dissatisfaction with the performance of school systems, and taxpayer unwillingness to raise local taxes for education, in 1997 the Florida Legislature directed OPPAGA to develop an assessment system to improve school districts' management and use of resources.  What resulted was the nation's first system for assessing school districts based on a comprehensive set of best practices covering a broad range of school district educational and operational programs and services.
  • Districts that use these best financial management practices could realize significant cost savings by increasing their efficiency and effectiveness.  In addition, districts that OPPAGA and the Auditor General determine to be using best financial management practices can receive a seal from the State Board of Education.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Educational Facilities
Student Transportation
Department of the Lottery
Education System
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability
Exceptional Student Education
Prevention and Victim Services
Career Education
School Safety, Security, and Discipline
Instructional Materials
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Acceleration Programs
School District Workforce Education

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-41 Progress Report: K-12 Accountability System and Student Achievement Improved, But Challenges Remain, published in June 2004.
  • Report No. 01-57 Information Brief: School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commissioner of Education, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 01-22 Justification Review: Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public Education Program, published in April 2001.
  • Report No. 98-18 Status Report on the School District Performance Review Program, published in October 1998.

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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