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Progress Report: Volusia County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, Report No. 05-52, November 2005
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Best Financial Management Practices Reviews by School District

  • On January 27, 2004, the Volusia County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-59) published in October 2003. OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Volusia County School District 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 2003, the district has fully implemented 10 and partially implemented 4 of the 14 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report. Thus, while the district has made progress on all of the action plans, 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 district’s next status report.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 03-59 Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Volusia County School District, published in October 2003.

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. 08-28 Volusia County School District Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial Management, published in April 2008.
  • 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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