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Progress Report: Indian River County School District Has Implemented the Best Practices and Is Eligible For the State Seal, Report No. 05-48, October 2005
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School Districts
The Best Financial Management Practices

  • On September 23, 2003, the Indian River County School Board agreed by a unanimous vote to institute the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-44).  OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the district implement the best practices and become eligible to receive the Seal of Best Financial Management from the State Board of Education.
  • As of June 2005, the district had fully implemented 10 of the 11 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 significantly improve its management practices and increase its efficiency and effectiveness.
  • To continue to improve, the district should monitor certain recently implemented processes, including its risk management system and the post-occupancy evaluations of major construction projects.
  • OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Indian River County School District.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-44 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Indian River County School District,  published in August 2003.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Schools (K-12 Education)
Educational Facilities
Food Services
Student Transportation
Department of Lottery
Education System
School Improvement, Assessment, and Accountability
Exceptional Student Education
Career Education
School Safety, Security, and Discipline
Instructional Materials
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Acceleration Programs
School District Workforce Education

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-57 Information Brief: School Safety and Security Best Practices Approved by the Commissioner of Education, published in November 2001.
  • Report No. 01-22 Justification Review: Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade Public Education Program, published in April 2001.General information on

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