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Review of the Decentralization of the Teacher Certification Renewal Process, Report No. 96-52, February 1997
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  • The early effects of decentralizing the teacher certification renewal process have generally been positive for school districts. It has eliminated duplication of work by state and district offices, increased service efficiency, and increased district funding flexibility.
  • Decentralization reduced the Department's Bureau of Teacher Certification workforce and reduced costs at the state level by approximately $1 million annually. However, it has slowed processing of some certification applications and has increased the workload for remaining Bureau staff.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Department of Business and Professional Regulation
Certification and Professional Development

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 99-49 Progress Report: Fewer Teacher Certification Staff Needed Because of Streamlining and Technology, published in April 2000.
  • Report No. 99-26 Program Review: Management Training Act Should Be Revised, published in  January 2000.
  • Report No. 97-46 Follow-up Report on Florida’s Teacher Certification System Administered by the Department of Education, published in February 1998.
  • Report No. 95-10 Review of Florida's Teacher Certification System, published in October 1995.

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