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Hillsborough School District Saves $18.7 Million by Implementing Review Recommendations, Report No. 00-09, September 2000
 
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Best Financial Management Practices


  • The 1996 Legislature funded a performance review of the Hillsborough 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 Hillsborough County School District has implemented or is in the process of implementing 80% of performance review recommendations. As a result, the district reports that it has saved $18,665,494 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 district's assessment that some recommendations would

What were our earlier findings?

Hillsborough County School District Performance Review Hillsborough County School District Performance Review, Report No. Hillsborough, June 1997

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Educational Facilities
Student Transportation
Public Schools (K-12 Education)
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-16 Progress Report: Hillsborough County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State Seal, published in March 2005.
  • Report No. 04-38 Progress Report: Hillsborough County School District Making Progress, But 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. 02-39 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Hillsborough County School District, published in June 2004.

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