On May 27, 2009, Governor Charlie Crist signed the Transparency Florida Act into law. This legislation requires the governor's office to develop a website to provide information on every appropriation found in the General Appropriation Act for each branch of state government and state agency. The data must include at a minimum:
- Appropriations adjustments
- The status of spending authority for each appropriation
- Position and rate information on state employees
The website will be overseen by the Joint Legislative Auditing Committee, which will also propose additional phases of information to be made available. The committee will submit a proposal to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate by March 1, 2010 which will include a schedule of additional phases of information by the type of information to be provided for specific governmental entities, including local government units, community colleges, state universities and other government entities that receive state appropriations.
For more information, visit TransparencyFlorida.gov.
Volusia County School District - Local Level
In an effort to promote and support the TransparencyFlorida Act at the local level, Volusia County Schools has chosen to provide information similar to that which will be required under the Transparency Florida Act prior to the full implementation of the act.
Graphics for School District Fiscal Transparency
Per Section 1011.035(2)(a), Florida Statutes (F.S.), fiscal data for Volusia County School District has been added below:
Department of Education has released the Florida Value Added Model (VAM), a web-based fiscal transparency tool that identifies public schools and districts with high academic achievement based on the ratio of classroom instruction expenditures to total expenditures, pursuant to section 1010.20(2)(c), Florida Statutes (F.S.). Section 101 l.035(2)(b), F.S.. This tool (link below) enables taxpayers to evaluate the financial efficiency of a school district with other similarly situated school districts.