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Hillsborough County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State Seal, Report No. 05-16, March 2005
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • 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 these action plans to help the district implement the best prac
  • As of February 2005, the district had implemented all 38 action plans contained in the OPPAGA report.  As a result, the district has put systems in place that should help it to significantly improve its management practices and increase its efficiency
  • By implementing report action plans, the district estimates that, to date, it experienced a net positive fiscal impact of $17 million and expects to exceed the savings projected in OPPAGA’s original report by approximately $7 million for an estimated t
  • OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Hillsborough County School District.  The district should, however, monitor several issues to ensure that it continues to increase efficiency and red

What were our earlier findings?

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. 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
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. 00-09 Performance Review: Hillsborough School District Saves $18.7 Million by Implementing Review Recommendations, published in September 2000.
  • Hillsborough County School District Performance Review , published in June 1997.

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