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The Best Financial Management Practices

OPPAGA and the Auditor General developed Best Financial Management Practices for Florida school districts. To develop the best practices, OPPAGA and the Auditor General conducted an extensive literature review; interviewed education finance experts, representatives from professional organizations, and educators in other states; and collaborated with a variety of education stakeholders in Florida.

The Best Financial Management Practices are below by area and in a district self-assessment format.

The Best Practices in PDF The Best Practices in a
Self Assessment Instrument
Word format
Management Structures Management Structures Self-Assessment
Performance Accountability Systems Performance Accountability Systems Self Assessment
Educational Service Delivery Educational Service Delivery Self Assessment
Administrative and Instructional Technology Administrative and Instructional Technology Self Assessment
Personnel Systems and Benefits Personnel Systems and Benefits Self Assessment
Facilities Construction Facilities Construction Self Assessment
Facilities Maintenance Facilities Maintenance Self Assessment
Transportation Transportation Self Assessment
Food Service Operations Food Service Operations Self Assessment
Cost Control Systems Cost Control Systems Self Assessment
Best Practices for All Areas Self Assessment for All Best Practice Areas