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Lee County School District Saves $12.6 Million by Implementing Review Recommendations, Report No. 00-06, August 2000
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • The 1996 Legislature funded a performance review of the Lee County School District.  A private consulting firm selected competitively, MGT of America, Inc., conducted the review in 1997 under contract with OPPAGA.
  • As of March 2000, the Lee County School District has implemented or is in the process of implementing 86% of the performance review recommendations.  As a result, the district reports that it has saved $12,581,849 to date.
  • District administrators provided several reasons why the school district has chosen not to implement the remaining recommendations.  These include disagreements with report findings and the perceived undesirable effects of some recommendations

What were our earlier findings?

Lee County School District Performance Review , published in May 1997.

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. 05-50 Progress Report: Lee County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible for State Seal, published in October 2005.
  • Report No. 04-40   Progress Report: Lee County School District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, published in June 2004.
  • 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.
  • Report No. 02-58 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Lee County School District, published in November 2002.

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