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School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commission of Education, Report No. 01-57, November 2001
 
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Best Financial Management Practices


The 2001 Legislature passed Ch. 2001-125, Laws of Florida, Section 40, which is often referred to as the Safe Passage Act. This act requires all school districts to conduct a self-assessment of their school safety and security using best practices originally developed by OPPAGA. The act also requires that OPPAGA and the Partnership for School Safety and Security make annual recommendations for adding, deleting, or revising those practices.
  • OPPAGA and the Partnership for School Safety and Security worked collaboratively through the summer to revise the best practices.
  • OPPAGA and the Partnership for School Safety and Security collected feedback from legislative and executive branch staff as well as soliciting input from all 67 school districts.
  • The practices were approved by the Commissioner of Education on October 31, 2001, and are available on OPPAGA’s website.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
School Safety, Security, and Discipline

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 04-32 Information Brief: Some School Districts Can Take Steps to Reduce Their Food Service Costs and Ensure Self-Sufficiency, published in May 2004.
  • Report No. 04-26 Information Brief: With Effective Planning, Accountability, and Oversight, School Districts Can Successfully Outsource Services, published in March 2004.
  • Report No. 04-10 Information Brief: School Districts Can Take Steps to Substantially Reduce Their Transportation Costs, published in February 2004.
  • Report No. 03-62 Information Brief: School Districts Can Take Steps to Reduce Facility Operating Costs Through Conservation, Productivity, published in November 2003.

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).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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