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BCPS Ranks Lowest in the State for Administrative Costs

Thursday, May 29, 2014
 
Results Reflect Commitment to Efficiency in District Operations
 
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to have the lowest administrative costs in the state, according to a new report released by the Florida Department of Education. The report reflects data for all of Florida’s 67 school districts for the 2012/13 school year. 
 
In addition to having the lowest administrative costs among all Florida school districts, BCPS administrative costs are also significantly below the state average and reflect a decrease in the District’s administrative costs compared to 2011/12 and 2010/11.
 
Among the District’s overall cost-saving efforts:
 
  • Streamlining of processes and District operations to increase efficiencies.
  • Relocation of District departments from the Sawgrass Technology Park to offices located on various District-owned properties.  
  • Redesign of the District’s healthcare plans to better manage and contain rising healthcare costs by moving to a self-insured model, competitively bidding contracts to reduce administrative costs, and encouraging greater use of lower-cost generic drugs.
 
“Our District is focused on ensuring we are good stewards of taxpayer dollars,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie.  “As part of our strategic goal for continuous improvement, we are working hard to increase administrative efficiencies, reduce costs and invest savings back into our classrooms.” 



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