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Progress Report: Sarasota County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 05-26, April 2005
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts

  • On October 7, 2003, the Sarasota County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-34) published in June 2003.  OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Sarasota Count
  • Since October 2003, the district implemented 16 and partially implemented 41 of the 58 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report.  Thus, while the district made progress on 98% (57 of 58) of the action plans, it currently is not eligible for
  • By implementing the remaining action plans, the Sarasota County School District will be able to further improve and streamline its management, increase its efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce its costs.
  • OPPAGA will review the implementation status of action plans again after the district’s next status report.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-34 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Sarasota County School District, published in June 2003.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

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

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.

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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