Progress Report: St. Lucie School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State Seal
Report 04-62, August 2004
- On May 13, 2003, the St. Lucie County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-26) published in April 2003. OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the St. Lucie 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.
- The district has implemented all of the action plans and is now eligible for a Seal of Best Financial Management. The district has substantially improved its management practices and increased its efficiency and effectiveness. The district reports a positive fiscal impact of at least $680,000 since May 2003.
- To continue to improve, the district should monitor certain issues, including test scores and discipline for ESE students, and take any additional actions needed to ensure that it maintains a strong financial position and continues to meet best practice standards.
- OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the St Lucie County School District.
Some School Districts Can Take Steps to Reduce Their Food Service Costs and Ensure Self-Sufficiency
Report 04-32 May 2004
With Effective Planning, Accountability, and Oversight, School Districts Can Successfully Outsource Services
Report 04-26 March 2004
School Districts Can Take Steps to Substantially Reduce Their Transportation Costs
Report 04-10 February 2004
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