“We easily can meet three of the criteria,” and the district is working on meeting a fourth, he said.
Lawmakers have defined “best practices” as districts that do the following:
— Have school employees pay at least 10 percent of their health care premiums.
— Show they’re working toward consolidating services.
— Obtain competitive bids for at least one non-instructional service totaling more than $50,000.
— Create a public “dashboard” showing finances and graduation and dropout rates.
— Have the district be the policyholder on its health insurance.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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