Kate Kotaska, the chief financial officer for Douglas County Schools, will be leaving her post in June, just shy of two years with the district's cabinet.
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Kotaska took over DCSD's financial services department in July 2020. Her last day will be June 30, a spokeswoman confirmed. The spokeswoman said Kotaska has not announced her next role or a reason for leaving DCSD. Kotaska declined an interview regarding her departure.
A hallmark of Kotaska's time with the district has been working with the human resources department to draft a new compensation schedule for licensed employees. The plan gained board approval in March and is aimed at making the district's teacher pay more competitive — a top priority for the school board.
Before coming to the district, Kotaska worked for a technology and consulting firm that provides K-12 financial software. She also spent a decade working for Denver Public Schools in financial management. Kotaska is the second DCSD leader to leave a cabinet position this year. Former Special Education Services Officer Sid Rundle resigned in February.
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