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Progress Report: Monroe County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 05-34, May 2005
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • On September 23, 2003, the Monroe County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-42) published in August 2003.  OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Monroe Coun
  • As of May 2005, the district reports that it has partially implemented 20 of the 26 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report.  Thus, the district currently is not eligible for the Seal of Best Financial Management.  The district indicates t
  • The district’s final progress report is due at the end of January 2006, and our review will be scheduled shortly thereafter. 

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-42 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Monroe County School District, published in August 2003.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

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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