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Progress Report: Collier County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 05-23, April 2005
 
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts


  • On December 18, 2003, the Collier County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-53) published in October 2003. OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Collier 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 October 2003, the district fully implemented 19 and partially implemented 62 of the 85 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report.  Thus, while the district made progress on 95% (81 of 85) of the action plans, it currently is not eligib
  • By implementing the remaining action plans, the Collier County School District will be able to further improve and streamline its management, increase its efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce its costs.
  • OPPAGA will review the implementation status of action plans again in January 2006 based on the district’s next status report.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-53 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Collier County School District, published in October 2003.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 06-44 Progress Report: Collier County School District Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, published in May 2006.
  • 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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