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Lake County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State Seal, Report No. 05-05, February 2005
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • On October 28, 2002, the Lake County School Board agreed by a unanimous vote to institute the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 01-68).  OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the district implement
  • As of January 2005, the district had implemented 86 of the 87 action plans contained in the OPPAGA report and had substantially implemented the remaining action plan.  As a result, the district has put systems in place that should help it to significan
  • By implementing report action plans, the district estimates that, to date, it has experienced a net positive fiscal impact of $2,560,468 and expects to achieve additional cost savings in the future.
  • OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Lake County School District.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-72 Progress Report: Lake District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management, published in December 2003.
Report No. 01-68 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Lake County School District, published in December 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. 00-02 Special Report: Lake County School District Needs Better Planning and Communication to Address Budget Problems, published in August 2000.

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