Operational Best Practices

Published: 5/24/2013 8:20 AM

As costs increase and budgets decrease, finding efficiencies and better techniques to manage districts and schools is critical.  KDE is providing an easy way for districts to share processes to meet these budget challenges. 

The Best Practices Application System provides a systematic approach for sharing best practices which have proven to deliver exemplary results in Kentucky’s school districts. By using a structured format, best practices can be submitted, cataloged, and retrieved. In addition, by structuring the submission template around processes and performance measures, administrators and teachers alike are able to capitalize on efforts which can be easily evaluated and replicated.

To assist districts with this initiative, KDE asked districts to identify the top five operational areas where cost reduction and improved efficiencies could benefit them most.  Select the links below to view these specific measurement reports.  The data comes from the Annual Financial Report (AFR) and the Superintendent’s Annual Attendance Report (SAAR) listed by districts that have improved their cost ratios from 2010-2011 to 2011-2012.

AFR Data

Select the link below for access to the Best Practices Application System to either submit your own best practice or to search for other district’s submissions.
The term “Best Practice” describes approaches, processes or procedures that have been proven to deliver outstanding results in areas critical to an organization. It is not meant to imply the ultimate, singular and only preferred way to achieve an exemplary result; rather, it is intended to mean one of many approaches used to be the most effective and/or efficient in managing Kentucky’s districts and schools.  
Paige Patterson-Grant
Office of Administration and Support
Division of District Support
500 Mero Street, 15th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-3930
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