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Progress Report: Collier County School District Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 06-44, May 2006
 
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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). 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.
  • As of April 2006, the district had implemented 83 of the 85 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report. In addition, it is taking steps to fully address the two remaining action plans. Thus, the district has put systems in place that should help it significantly improve its management practices and increase its efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Because the district completed its implementation of many action plans in the past year, it will require additional time to realize the full, five-year costs savings projected in our original report. Thus, we recommend that district administration report quarterly the fiscal impact of these recommendations to the school board and the public. We also recommend that the district monitor some issues to ensure that it continues to meet best practice standards.
  • OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Collier County School District.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 05-23 Progress Report: Collier County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, published in April 2005.
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. 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).
e-mail address: oppaga@oppaga.fl.gov


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