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Progress Report: Manatee School District Makes Substantial Improvements and Is Now Eligible for Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 02-30, May 2002
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

On October 27, 1998, the Manatee County School Board agreed by a unanimous vote to institute the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 98-19).  OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the ManateeSince OPPAGA’s 1998 review, the district has made substantial progress in improving its management practices, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, and reducing costs.  As of March 2002, the district implemented 68 of the 69 action plans coThe district should continue to monitor certain issues, such as its fund balance, and further strengthen management processes to ensure it maintains a strong financial position and continues to adhere to the best practices.OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Manatee County School District.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 01-09 Progress Report: Manatee District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, published in February 2001.

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.
  • Report No. 98-19 Best Financial Management Practice Review Manatee County School District, published in October 1998.

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