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Best Financial Management Practice Review Polk County School District, Report No. 98-84, June 1999
Table of Contents
Executive Summary
Statistical Profile
Management Structures
Performance Accountability System
Personnel Systems and Benefits
Use of Lottery Proceeds
Use of State and District Construction Funds
Facilities Construction
Facilities Maintenance
Student Transportation
Food Service Operations
Cost Control Systems
Action Plans

Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

If the Polk County School Board agrees by a majority plus one vote to institute the action plans in Appendix A, the district could meet the best practices within two years and receive the Seal of Best Financial Management from the Commissioner ofThe district would need to report annually on its progress towards implementing the plans and any changes that would affect compliance with best practices to the Legislature, the Governor, the SMART Schools Clearinghouse, OPPAGA (Office of PrograOPPAGA would need to conduct annually a review to determine whether the district has attained compliance with best financial management practices in areas covered by the action plans.In addition, by implementing report recommendations, the Polk County School District could improve district operations, save money, and demonstrate good stewardship of public resources. In total, OPPAGA estimates implementing these recommendation

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Educational Facilities
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.

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