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Progress Report: Sarasota County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management

Report 05-26, April 2005

Report Summary

  • On October 7, 2003, the Sarasota County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGAReport No. 03-34) published in June 2003. OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Sarasota Count
  • Since October 2003, the district implemented 16 and partially implemented 41 of the 58 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report. Thus, while the district made progress on 98% (57 of 58) of the action plans, it currently is not eligible for
  • By implementing the remaining action plans, the Sarasota County School District will be able to further improve and streamline its management, increase its efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce its costs.
  • OPPAGA will review the implementation status of action plans again after the district's next status report.

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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.
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