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Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Lee County School District

Report 02-58, November 2002




Report Summary

The 2001 Legislature directed that OPPAGA conduct a Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Lee County School District. In accordance with Florida law, OPPAGA contracted with ValienteHernandez, P.A., a private consulting firm, to conduct this review. ValienteHernandez, P.A., under the direction of OPPAGA and the Auditor General staff, assessed the performance of the district in 13 managerial and operational areas. OPPAGA made the final determination on the district's use of best practices based on information in the final report and in consultation with Valiente Hernandez, P.A. This review found that the district was using 67% (143 of 214) of the best practices. OPPAGA made the final determination on the district's use of best practices based on information in the final report. If the review recommendations are implemented, the Lee County School District could experience a positive fiscal impact of $23,403,968 million over five years. The district could attain the Seal of Best Financial Management in two years if it implements report action plans.


Related Reports
  1. Progress Report: Lee County School District Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management
    Report 04-40 June 2004
  2. Lee County School District Performance Review
    Report 97-LSDPR May 1997
Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by email OPPAGA@oppaga.fl.gov, telephone (850) 488-0021, or mail 111 W. Madison St., Room 312 Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475.