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Progress Report: Lake District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 03-72, December 2003
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • On October 28, 2002, the Lake County School Board agreed by a unanimous vote to institute the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practice Review (OPPAGA Report No. 01-68). OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the district implement the best practices, which would make the district eligible to receive the Seal of Best Financial Management from the State Board of Education.
  • Currently, the district has fully implemented 13 of the 87 action plans contained in the OPPAGA report and has partially implemented 62 additional action plans. While the district has thus made progress on 86% of the action plans, it is not eligible for a Seal of Best Financial Management at this time. We based these conclusions on a desktop review of the district’s annual self-report, discussions with district staff, and an inspection of available documentation provided by the district. We have shared our conclusions with the Lake County School District along with a detailed description of what it still needs to do to fully implement each of the remaining action plans.
  • OPPAGA will again review the implementation status of action plans based on the district’s next status report.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 01-68 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Lake County School District, published in December 2001.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

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. 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.
  • Report No. 00-02 Special Report: Lake County School District Needs Better Planning and Communication to Address Budget Problems, published in August 2000.

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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