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Progress Report: Osceola County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 05-43, August 2005
 
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts


  • On December 17, 2002, the Osceola County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 02-45) published in August 2002. OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Osceola 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 made progress on implementing all 64 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report.  The district has fully implemented 42 (66%) of the 64 action plans and partially implemented 22 (34%) remaining action plans
  • By implementing the remaining action plans, the Osceola County School District will be able to further improve and streamline its management, increase its efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce its costs.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 04-45 Progress Report: Osceola County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible For the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, published in July 2004.
Report No. 02-45 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Osceola County School District, published in August 2002.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

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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