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Progress Report: Collier County School District Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management

Report 06-44, May 2006




Report Summary

  • On December 18, 2003, the Collier County School Board voted to implement the action plans in the Best Financial Management Practices Review (OPPAGA Report No. 03-53). OPPAGA developed these action plans to help the Collier 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.
  • As of April 2006, the district had implemented 83 of the 85 action plans contained in the original OPPAGA report. In addition, it is taking steps to fully address the two remaining action plans. Thus, the district has put systems in place that should help it significantly improve its management practices and increase its efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Because the district completed its implementation of many action plans in the past year, it will require additional time to realize the full, five-year costs savings projected in our original report. Thus, we recommend that district administration report quarterly the fiscal impact of these recommendations to the school board and the public. We also recommend that the district monitor some issues to ensure that it continues to meet best practice standards.
  • OPPAGA recommends that the State Board of Education award the Seal of Best Financial Management to the Collier County School District.


Related Reports
  1. Progress Report: Collier County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial Management
    Report 05-23 April 2005
  2. Best Financial Management Practices Review of the Collier County School District
    Report 03-53 October 2003
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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