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Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Okaloosa County School District, Report No. 02-53, October 2002
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Statistical Profile of Okaloosa County School District
Chapter 3: Management Structures
Chapter 4: Performance Accountability System
Chapter 5: Educational Service Delivery
Chapter 6: Administrative and Instructional Technology
Chapter 7: Personnel Systems and Benefits
Chapter 8: Use of Lottery Proceeds
Chapter 9: Use of State and District Construction Funds
Chapter 10: Facilities Construction
Chapter 11: Facilities Maintenance
Chapter 12: Student Transportation
Chapter 13: Food Service Operations
Chapter 14: Cost Control Systems
Chapter 15: Community Involvement
Appendix A: Action Plans

Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

The 2001 Legislature directed that OPPAGA conduct a Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Okaloosa County School District. In accordance with Florida law, OPPAGA and Auditor General staff assessed the performance of the district in 13 managerial and operational areas. This review found that the district was using 71% (153 of 214) of the best practices. OPPAGA made the final determination on the district's use of best practices based on information in the final report. If the review recommendations are implemented, the Okaloosa County School District could experience a positive fiscal impact of $4.9 million over five years. The district could attain the Seal of Best Financial Management in two years if it implements report action plans.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Educational Facilities
Student Transportation
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability

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.

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