On October 27, 1998, the Manatee County School Board agreed by a unanimous vote to institute the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 98-19). OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Manatee Since OPPAGA's 1998 review, the district has made substantial progress in improving its management practices, increasing efficiency and effectiveness, and reducing costs. As of March 2002, the district implemented 68 of the 69 action plans co The district should continue to monitor certain issues, such as its fund balance, and further strengthen management processes to ensure it maintains a strong financial position and continues to adhere to the best practices. OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Manatee County School District.