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Progress Report: Hillsborough County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible For the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 04-38, June 2004
 
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

Hillsborough County School District Performance Review


  • On October 15, 2002, the Hillsborough County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 02-39).  OPPAGA developed the action plans to help the Hillsborough County School Disrict implement the best practices within two years, which would make the district eligible to receive the Seal of Best Financial Management from the State Board of Education.
  • Since October 2002, the district has made progress on 36 of the 38 action plans (95%).  Although the district has fully implemented 12 of the action plans and partially implemented 24 others, it currently is not eligible for a Seal of Best Financial Management.
  • OPPAGA will again review the implementation status of action plans based on the districts’ next status report.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 02-39 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Hillsborough County School District, published in July 2002.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Educational Facilities
Food Services
Student Transportation
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. 04-32 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. 00-09 Performance Review: Hillsborough School District Saves $18.7 Million by Implementing Review Recommendations, published in September 2000.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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