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Progress Report: Miami-Dade County School District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 04-21, March 2004
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • On August 21, 2002, the Miami-Dade County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 02-25).  OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Miami-Dade County School District implement the best practices within two years, which would make the district eligible to receive the Seal of Best Financial Management from the State Board of Education.
  • Since August 2002, the district has fully implemented 20 (16%) of the 124 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report and has partially implemented 77 (62%) other action plans.  While the district has made progress on 78% (97 of 124) of the action plans, it currently is not eligible for a Seal of Best Financial Management.
  • OPPAGA will again review the implementation status of action plans based on the districts’ status report.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 02-25 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Miami-Dade County School District, published in April 2002.

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.

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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