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Best Financial Management Practices Review of the St. Lucie County School District

Report 03-26, April 2003




Report Summary

The 2001 Legislature directed that OPPAGA conduct a Best Financial Management Practices Review of the St. Lucie County School District. In accordance with Florida law, OPPAGA staff assessed the performance of the district in 13 managerial and operational areas. This review found that the district was using 88.3% (189 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. The review also identified several opportunities for the district to reduce costs and increase revenues, which could have a positive fiscal impact of $5,168,630 over a five-year period. Determining whether to take advantage of these opportunities is a district decision and should be based on many factors including district needs, public input, and school board priorities. If it uses this opportunity to reduce costs, the district would be able to redirect the funds to other priorities, such as putting money into the classroom and implementing improvements identified in this report. The district could attain the Seal of Best Financial Management in two years if it implements report action plans.


Related Reports
  1. Progress Report: St. Lucie School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State Seal
    Report 04-62 August 2004
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